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 and Medical Technology. After attending graduate school, Michael earned a M.S. degree in Immunology which lead to work in the biotechnology field where he as part of a team lead to development of autoimmune and cancer therapies.
A return to photography followed intensive training at 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, first places at Rainier Hills Camera club and people choice awards.
Michael has traveled to Europe, Israel, Jordan, Mexico and many parts of the United states to capture images of interest which included landscape, people and places.