Michael is a visual story-teller who has worked all over Europe, South Africa and the United States with assignments taking him through Africa, the Middle East, Haiti, Mexico and South-East Asia.
With more than 20 years of combined experience as a professional photojournalist and videographer, Michael brings extensive knowledge of media communications and marketing, having worked in those capacities at IBM in England, South Africa and the U.S, and with many of the world’s top technology companies in and around the Silicon Valley region.
He continues to work on projects that aim to re-engage public interest in humanitarian and social issues on a local, national, and international basis.
In his years as a photojournalist, Michael has been doused in tear gas, nearly attacked by a mountain lion (which turned out to be a wild donkey), and brought in to land on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific.
His work has been featured in many leading daily, weekly and monthly publications as well as on BBC New Media, MSNBC, CNN and other news-related channels.
Michael has been invited to teach, on multiple occasions, at San Francisco-based art universities at BFA and MFA levels, both classroom and on-line courses.