Award winning British Fine Art and Commercial Photographer.
Born in Hampstead, London in 1960.
Michael has had a love affair with the sea which started after moving to the Romney Marsh on the South Eastern coast of England at the age of 11, and had the fire of photography instilled in him at the age of around 15 by his father who was an avid photographer.
Having spent the best part of his early career in the printing and packaging industry Michael moved to the East of France in 2001, and now lives close to the town of Luxeuil les Bains in Haute Saone.
When he is not on commercial assignments he spends much of his time travelling throughout Europe creating his minimalist images. Passionate about the sea and snow covered landscapes, Michael attempts to look for the beauty and purity in the environment around him.
Michael’s images can be seen around the world in magazines and books, and a number of Fine Art collections internationally.
He also speaks at photography events.
In 2011 Michael won the Sunday Times Judges Award in the prestigious UK Landscape Photographer of the Year competition, and has gone on to accumulate other international awards over the last 3 years.
In 2013 he decided to offer both private and group workshops in Europe to others wishing to learn the art of long exposure photography seascapes and architecture which has since become a major success.
He has led workshops in many different European countries, including the UK, France, Italy, Switzerland and Germany.
Michael’s new book KOZU Vol 1 (see link in menubar) was released in early 2014, Limited to 500 copies worldwide and is a collaboration with 6 other International award winning photographers from around the world.
“My photography represents my vision of the world around me as an artist.
I am very much drawn to very minimalist scenes in the landscapes around me, wether it be in the snow covered fields and mountains, or along the various coastlines of Europe.
I also love shooting modern architecture, looking for the lines and shapes that transform our urban cities into pieces of modern art.
I try and take as much out of a scene or composition, for maximum visual impact.”
"Photography is a solitary journey. That is the only course open to the creative photographer. there is no compromise: Only a few photographers accept this fact. (...)"
2013 - CIPAE - Bronze Medal
Mono Open Awards - "Philarmonia 1"
2013 - 8th Annual Black and White Spider Awards - Nominee
Fine Art - Professional category - "Poolside"
2013 - International Photography Awards (IPA) - 2 x Honorable Mentions
Architecture, Cityscapes - Professional category - "Colosseum 2"
FineArt, Landscape - Professional category - "Bench"
2012 - International Photography Awards (IPA) - 2 x Honorable Mentions
Architecture - Buildings - "Holocaust Memorial"
Architecture - Buildings - "Jewish Museum 1"
2012 - Black and White Spider Awards - Nominee
Architecture - "The Balcony"
2011 - The Worlwide Photography Gala Awards, USA, Interregional. 2 x Honorable Mentions
"Port of Dover" - "The Balcony"
2011 - Sunday Times Judges Award
"Take a View - Landscape Photographer of the Year 2011, UK. - Sunday Times Judges award - 1st Place Winner. "The Leas"
2010 - PX3, Prix de la Photographie, Paris, France, - Fine Art - Landscapes
Shortlisted - "Into the storm" "Casting a shadow"
My work has been published in books and magazines in both the USA and Europe.