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darkroom printing has recently been replaced by digital printing using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.
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