As the son of a Polaroid executive, Michael has been involved in photography since an early age. In the early 1990’s, he turned his passion for photography into a professional vocation. He has studied under the tutelage of master photographers from all over the country at the New England Institute of Professional Photography, Mid American Institute of Professional Photography, Professional Photographers of America Affiliate schools, National Association of Photoshop Professionals and the Epson Print Academy. Early in his career he worked as a portrait photographer at CPI Corporation and while at United Photographic Inc. he was one of the first portrait photographers to use Kodak’s new commercially available hybrid electronic imaging system. He owned and managed a high-end portrait photography business in Massachusetts from 1992 to 2000 and continues to do freelance portraiture. His commissioned portraits are now on display in homes all throughout New England. Michael has exhibited his fine art photography for the last four decades in both group and solo shows.
Michael is also Associate Professor of Photography and Coordinator of Digital Imaging for the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Endicott College. He has been teaching photography at Endicott College since 1995. In 2002 he was hired as a Digital Imaging Consultant for the Photography Department and was responsible for incorporating digital photography into the traditional photography curriculum. He also designed and taught the first digital photography course to be offered at Endicott College in the fall of 2002. In addition to teaching photography, in the fall of 2010 he became the Coordinator of Digital Imaging for the School of Visual and Performing Arts. In this role he oversees digital technologies for the Arts Center and manages the Photography Studio, the Mac Labs, PC Labs, the Digital Print Lab, the Digital Alchemy Lab and the 3D Print Lab. He has a Bachelor of the Arts and a Master of the Arts from Boston College.