Michael was born in Connecticut but moved frequently, having lived in New York, Connecticut, Tokyo, and Los Angeles. Michael has recently relocated to call the Pacific Northwest home.

Michael studied photography at De Anza College in Northern California, before continuing his education at College of the Canyons near Los Angeles. 

His work has been published with several news organizations in Southern California including the SCV Signal, KHTS, VC Reporter, VC on Stage, the Ventura County Star, and Broadway World. In 2022 Michael was awarded the Dr. Michael McMahan Award for Excellence in Writing and the Arts Excellence in Photography for his work titled “Material Pearl”

“We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that's all.”