VACANCY / NO VACANCY
Michael was born in Seattle. He spent his early years in the Pacific Northwest and his high school years in Norway. Both locations influencing his eye with a nod to Scandinavian design.
His early creative interests included drawing, model building and photography. After moving to New York City, he spent a number of years working in the cosmetics industry as Creative Director for a variety of brands including Lancôme, Viktor and Rolf, Giorgio Armani, YSL, and Ralph Lauren.
Taking his design background into the world of photography, he is interested in the graphic nature of the world. Michael’ s interest is in making images of human creations (architecture, signage and interiors) and of the human history and culture they express.
In Michael’s current project VACANCY / NO VACANCY he explored the idea of temporary lodging and its sense of safety and well-being. The photos offer a glimpse of the undisturbed layers of history, and the absence of humans speaks of possibilities.
VACANCY / NO VACANCY is Michael’s first photography exhibit. It will be published in book form mid-2019.