Black and white portraits are classic, timeless and powerful. When we make them we enter the stream of a long tradition that's existed since the advent of photography. Although I have a style and approach to portraits, it's not just me, the photographer, dictating how things will be. Each of these portraits represents a meeting and collaboration during which an exchange takes place. This environment allows the real person to step forward and be photographed.

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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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