American photographer born in New York State, Michael received a Masters in Photography from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. He has taught photography in universities for nearly twenty years: professor in the United States, as well as in Italy and Greece. For the past four years he has taught in Paris, notably at Parsons Paris School of Art & Design. He has exhibited his work in diverse galleries and museums in the United States, France, Italy and Greece.
Naturally curious and passionate about his discipline for close to 30 years, Michael has acquired a vast knowledge of photographic processes, techniques and equipment that span the long history of photography - ranging from some of the oldest techniques, for example pin hole, calotypes and cyanotypes, up to the more recent digital processes. Simultaneously photographer and painter-printmaker, his approach to art and to photography emphasize the creation of the final image just as much as the taking of the picture.