Born in London, with Polish and Persian roots, I went to St. Benedict’s school in Ealing and Trinity College, Cambridge to study Economics.
I have always enjoyed photography, but my practice really started to develop whilst taking many creative courses - from garden design and documentary film making, to various genre-exploring photography courses - specifically documentary and photojournalism, photographing people and street photography.
I’m a Lindy hop, Balboa and Jive dancer, and it was my love of vintage music, style and dance that inspired me to try to document this colourful and vibrant scene I’d become a part of, and it was the catalyst which pushed me to deepen my practice and to collaborate with others.
Apart from my work on the vintage scene, I shoot portraits, fashion and events – people being my main focus of interest.
"Michael has a truly unique eye for photography and particularly for portraits, and he sheds a new, warm light on the people he captures. He provided photography for some of our social dance events which consisted of both posed portraits and action shots. Michael is also a lovely person to deal with and very reliable, and I could not recommend him enough." Anna Selmon, Swingdance UK