I would describe myself as a photographer of people.
I’m based in west London, where I grew up.
I specialise in portraiture, documentary, fashion and wedding photography.
I draw my influences from the glamour of Old Hollywood, the history of couture fashion, the world of cinema, and the portrait painters of the past.
I’m comfortable shooting in the studio, on location with lights and props, but equally in nature and with natural light.
I believe it is my calm and composed nature that invites people to be themselves in front of the camera, and to express themselves freely, allowing me to capture them authentically. A curated playlist of music adds to the relaxed atmosphere of my shoots.
My polished documentary style has developed through photographing the vintage dance scene in London and beyond for over a decade, capturing the dancers, DJs, musicians and sharp dressers that make up this colourful and vibrant scene which I became a part of.
I have loved the variety of the work I have been asked to produce: from actors’ headshots, glamorous Old Hollywood style portraits, portraits of jazz singers, artists and a V&A Senior Curator, to vintage styled fashion shoots showcasing couture millinery, and lifestyle shoots for a sustainable fashion brand, as well as photographing vintage dance weekenders and other events, engagement shoots and weddings.
I’m also a skilled editor and retoucher, and I’m constantly refining my photography practice through personal projects and study.
I am based in London but can travel to wherever in the world my work requires.
"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
“Stylish, engaging and powerful…”
“Considered, dramatic and thought provoking..
“Captures the striking in people with light, attention to detail and perfect balance..”
"Atmospheric, glamorous and intimate.."
“All your pictures are so beautifully lit..you’re a master of light..”
“Cinematic..” “Your photos are like stills from a film..”