About

















Michael is based in Bristol, UK, and holds a BA in Photography from Hereford College of Arts. His work has been exhibited both in the UK and the US.
He was born in Hertfordshire, and spent many years in Edinburgh where he worked as a freelance commercial, portrait, and fine art photographer.


AWARDS

Finalist: RGB Awards 2012 with four images from the series 'Stills from an Imagined Dream'

Commended: Series category of the 2011 Still Life Awards of the London Photographic Association with photographs from the series 'Fragments'

Winner: Still Life category of the 2006 ICI Olmec Student Digital Photographer of the Year Awards with the photograph 'AWACS Detail'


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Solo exhibitions


Oxfam Benefit Exhibition, Bristol Festival of Photography, Oxfam Book Shop, Clifton Village, Bristol, April - June 2014

Stills from an Imagined Dream, Bristol Festival of Photography, Rubicon Cafe Lounge, Bristol, May 2012

Recollections, Bristol Festival of Photography, Tobacco Factory, Bristol, May 2012

Selected Work at the Guildhall Chambers, Bristol, June - September 2011

Cameraworks, The Photo Gallery, Bristol, November 2010

Echoes, The 2 Degrees Gallery, Bristol, Bristol Festival of Photography, 2010


Group exhibitions

F-Number, invited artist, The Grant Bradley Gallery, Bristol, 2013

RGB Awards Finalists Exhibition, Bristol Festival of Photography, The Grant Bradley Gallery, Bristol, May 2012

f/16, Bristol Festival of Photography, The Grain Barge, Bristol, April/May 2012

Spooky Show III, juried show, LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, Oregon, USA, 2011

12 Days of Bristol Creatives, The Showroom, Bristol, UK, May 2011

Plastic + Film: An Exhibition of Toy Camera Photography, juried show, The Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA, USA, April/May 2011

Open Photography 2, juried show, The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, 2011

Plastic Fantastic, juried show, LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, Oregon, USA, 2010

Forgotten, Second Look, The Photo Gallery, Bristol, December 2010

Motion, Second Look, The Photo Gallery, Bristol, July 2010

Xposed, Herefordshire photographers, Light Sale Event, Rhubarb-Rhubarb International Festival of the Image, Birmingham, 2007

ICI Olmec Awards Exhibition, The BAA Gallery, Heathrow, 2006



MISCELLANEOUS

'Bronica, Holga, Pinhole - Fine-Art Film Photography', talk at the Bristol Photographic Society, 2015

'Getting the most out of an unconventional camera - fine art photography and the Holga', talk at Sodbury and Yate Photographic Club, 2013

Presentation of Holga work and techniques at Photography: The Outer Limits, Bristol Festival of Photography 2012

'Toy Story?' talk - the history of 'toy' cameras and the techniques used in my Holga work, TalkPhoto, 2011

Co-ordinator for TalkPhoto, monthly photography events in Bristol and during the 2012 Bristol Festival of Photography, organised by Second Look

'Holga Photography', invited speaker, Material Lab Roadshow, Bristol, September 2011

Vignette Magazine - feature on eight photographers in the Royal West of England Academy Open Photography 2 Exhibition, Issue 1, 2011

Featured photographer in 'Film Photography in the Digital Age', talk by Martin Edwards at the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK, 2011

'Fragments' series selected for Instant Coffee Photo Projections 2 at the Arts House, Bristol, UK, 2011