Michael has worked primarily in large format (4x5) sheet film photography since 1990. His first exhibit resulted from an opportunity to live in the United Kingdom for a year crossing 1992/1993, which he spent weekends photographing the cathedrals and abbeys of England. In 1993 Michael had a retrospective of this work on exhibit at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC, and taught photography workshops in conjunction with the exhibit.
Following the Cathedral work, Michael has spent the last two decades traveling in search of unusual natural and man-made patterns in landscape and architecture. Although his subject matter varies from the desert to the rain forest, from New York to Tuscany, his vision of creating order from chaos, rhythm and rhyme in line and form, depth in a two dimensional monochromatic image remains his artistic passion.
The last few years has brought a transition from film to pixels, from large format to stiched images, but Michael remains passionate about the image, the subject and composition that is independent of the tool employed in capturing an image.