Brazil was the first place I visited outside of North America: that visit was for me both a shock and a delight. The poverty was shocking and the raw vibrancy of the culture was a delight. I was hooked by Latin America, a place of contradictions that i've returned to visit and photograph many times.

These photographs were made on Tri-X film, hence their depth and tonal richness. Although I still offer them as traditional gelatin silver archival prints made by me in the darkroom,...
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Michael is known primarily for the intuitive, natural way that he photographs people and places. His formal portraits, as well as his travel and documentary images of people are all built on a foundation of trust and respect. Michael's work explores the themes of identity in the individual, the family and the community.

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Cuba in Black & White Ecuador in Black & White People in Black & White Brazil in Black & White

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