Meet the thirty9 Photographer
Michael began his passion for photography as a child, witnessing his mother’s love for the imagery in her National Geographic magazines. That lead him to pursue a career in photography and he has been photographing professionally now for 30 years. Michael initially chose to focus on portrait photography, along the way obtaining a Masters of Photography degree and Craftsman degree from the Professional Photographers of America. Today, Michael loves shooting the beauty that surrounds us. “I have always photographed fine art and scenics as my therapy from the day-to-day shooting in a portrait studio. I have found myself more travelled and photographing things around the world. I am constantly inspired by the things I see on these journeys.” Michael says that his fine art, whether it be a flower, a car, or a building, has a story to tell. “In all the photography I do, I try to record the soul...of the people I photograph, the soul of the flowers, the soul of the cars, the soul of the landscapes. I endeavor to photograph from the perspective of the human condition.” When Michael shoots, he tries to have the mindset of seeing something for the first time, and experience the wonder that exists in that mindset.