Born in London, UK, and now living near Clapham Common in South London, Michael’s fascination with photography began when he purchased his first SLR camera the Minolta 7000 in 1985. Photographing initially in colour he soon became dissatisfied with the results and took a correspondence course in photography.
Inspired by the black and white work of Ansel Adams he built his own black and white darkroom where he would spend many hours practising the art with the black and white medium giving Michael full control of the creative process. His style has evolved over the years and recent work includes his local environment either early morning or under the cover of darkness.
Michael’s slow methodical approach to photography combines perfectly with his use of medium format and 5x4 cameras which have become his main tools for creative work in recent years.
Michael uses the zone system for film exposure and development although darkroom printing has recently been replaced by digital printing using the latest pigment digital printers and baryta papers.