Michael's work, personal and professional, has always been driven by a respectful curiosity in people from all walks of life and their individual stories. His goal is to capture an authentic moment, whether in creating personal work or shooting a campaign. It is through his personal work that he has continued to develop and refine techniques that allow him to achieve this goal. Michael has found over the years, that if he opens up and shares some of his life with his subject, they in turn feel more comfortable and open up about their lives. It's during these conversations that tend to capture the most honest moments of interaction and expression. Michael believes he's done his job fully if the viewer wants to know a little but more about the person in the photograph.