Michael was born raised on the East Coast in Rhode Island. He attended Syracuse University ,in Upstate New York, where he received a BS in Aerospace Engineering. After graduating he went directly into the US Air Force to become a pilot.

After the Military he set out to see as much of the world as he could. He achieved this by modeling his way through Europe and Asia. While his modeling career was taking off his love of photography started. After working with, and observing some of the finest fashion photographers in the world, he realized he had found his calling. On his day's off, he found himself photographing other models as well as all the beautiful places he would visit. It wasn't long before photography became his sole career.

He continued to live and work in Europe,but this time as a photographer. There he developed his eye and his love for photography. " A classically beautiful picture, never goes out of style" and his work exemplifies that.

He has been working and living in New York City since 2001, with his wife and two children