Born in London, UK, and now living near Clapham Common in South London, Michael’s fascination with photography began when he purchased his first SLR camera in 1985. Photographing initially in colour he soon became dissatisfied with the results and took a correspondence course in photography.
Inspired by the black and white work of Ansel Adams he built his own black and white darkroom where he would spend many hours practising the art with the black and white medium giving Michael full control of the creative process. After many years of darkroom printing Michael now scans his negatives and prints digitally using the latest pigment printers and baryta papers.
Recent work includes his local environment or short trips from home either early morning or under the cover of darkness. Not one for travelling long distances and preferring to work in solitude this situation suits him well. Capturing the atmosphere of a location is important in Michael's work and many visits are sometimes required to capture the moment. Winter, Autumn and foggy days are Michael's favourite.