Michael took up photography as a college student. He was in the art school at the University of Georgia with the intention of majoring in graphic design, but before he was accepted into the graphic design department, he took an introductory photography class.
From that point, he was hooked. He continued to take every photography class that he could, from the 35mm to 4×5 to pinhole to digital. His photography mostly dealt with the suburban landscape of his home in the Metro-Atlanta area. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Georgia in the fall of 2007. The following summer (after getting married), he and his wife packed up and headed out to San Francisco where he would attend the San Francisco Art Institute to work toward a Master of Fine Arts degree. While at the Art Institute, he developed a body of work that coaxes comedy and mystery from the everyday through quirky vernacular photography.
Michael’s Current Classes