was born in NY, then grew up in LA where he is based now. Michael has always been immersed in the entertainment world, his father being a composer from Broadway and now movies world-wide, and his mother with Disney. He's always loved the art of cinema, to speak his truth to the masses, to reshape the world into a more positive place. Photography being the primary visual component of the
cinema process, thus his photographic journey began.
Michael's career began with shooting for modeling agencies, building up model portfolios, which introduced him to fashion brands and magazines like Calvin Klein, Burberry, Vogue, Elle, and Glamour. This then led him to meet and work with many great talents and celebrities, and provided him ample opportunities to create online and TV commercials, printed advertisements, and other personal projects. This has led him to his latest venture:
Straw Hat Productions where he leads the teams and resources neccesary to produce photo and video content, branding and marketing strategies.