Michael is an accomplished commercial, wedding, portrait and fine art photographer...AND an award-winning art director and producer and all-around creative.

Photo: Beto Hacker

Based out of picturesque Traverse City, Michigan (please Google it; you won't be disappointed), Michael juggles photo assignments and weddings with art direction and production projects, sometimes traveling between Michigan, New York, and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Before moving back to Michigan in 2010, Michael spent 14 years in NYC, first, as a photo exhibitions coordinator for Aperture, and then later as a photo editor & art director for Getty Images.  His last three years between NYC and Michigan were spent as a creative director and commercial photographer in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Michael continues to creatively advise, art direct and produce commercial creative media for advertising & news clients and photographers worldwide.

Michael's other talents include collecting far too many pairs of sneakers and 80s alternative records.

Has camera....has ideas....will travel...




Northern Express

Porterhouse Productions

Red Ginger


Santander Bank, Chile

Shrub Soda Co.

Siren Hall

Taste The Local Difference

The Franklin

The Little Fleet

Time Magazine

Trattoria Stella

Traverse City Film Festival

Traverse City State Bank

Traverse Magazine

Traverse Tourism


Client List

ABC News

Bonobo Winery

Boticário Brazil

Chase Bank

Chateau Grand Traverse



Draplin Design Co.

ELF (eat learn frolic)

Flatout Flatbread

FNAC Brazil

Grand Traverse Resort

Habitat For Humanity

H-Street Skateboards

Itaú Bank, Brazil

Jenkins Group

Mawby Vineyards

Men's Health