After receiving a BS Photography with Honors from Art Center, Michael opended his own photography studio in LA shooting for clients including Apple, Fisher, Holiday Inn, Weston and Entrepreneur. His work there includes photographing celebrities for ads and features including Francis Ford Coppola, Tory Amos and Pearl Jam.

Michael joined Landor Associates in 1994. There he built a in-house photo studio and highly profitable photographic practice which he directed for 20 years as the lead photographer and director of the photography department. His photographic skills with product and people has help create the iconic photographic style and imaging for such clients Frito-Lay, Williams Sonoma, HP, Salt Lake Olympics, Microsoft, New York Times, Miller/Coors and Cisco. He is passionate about exploring communication through visual imaging and design.

Also a believer community service, Michael works pro-bono for organizations such as buildOn, First Graduate and Super Star Literacy.