Interests in photography started following a 4 year enlistment in the Navy using a 35mm Pentax film camera. After some experience with B&W film darkroom work and two additional Pentax film cameras a conversion to a digital Nikon camera was made in 2004.

While pursuing photography, Michael received B.S. degrees in Microbiology, Medical Technology and a M.S. degree in Immunology. This education allowed him to pursue careers in Medical Technology and the Biotechnology field where autoimmune and prostate cancer therapies were developed.

Similar to "Yin and Yang" there was a return to his photographic artistic side with formal training at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography in Missoula, Montana. Recent awards include "Best Landscape" Western Washington Spring Fair, first place Northwest Camera Club Open Salon competition, and others. Please see Michael's portfolio for representation of landscapes, architecture, portraits and weddings.