Born in Melbourne, Michael currently lives and work in Sydney, Australia. He began his career, as a photographer’s assistant after graduating from Photography Studies College in Melbourne with a Diploma of Photography. His practice is multi-disciplined which includes photography, directing and more recently scoring music for motion projects.

Links to Michael’s music scores can be found here, here and here.

Over the past twenty years, works from his fine art practice have been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout Australia, Europe and the USA. His work is held in public collections including Art Gallery of New South Wales; Gold Coast Art Gallery, Queensland; Haggerty Museum of Art, USA; as well as private collections in Austria, Australia, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and the USA.

Michael’s career highlights include winning the inaugural ‘Aperture Foundation’s Portfolio Prize’ and an exhibition of that work, ‘Angry Black Snake’, was held at their New York gallery, in 2010.  Michael’s work won the PHOTOBOOK Melbourne Photo Award 2016.

In 2014, work from my ‘Transient’ series of abstract cityscapes were chosen for a special issue of TAR magazine that was curated by film director, David Lynch.

His ‘Road Works’ series was awarded ‘runner up’ prize in the ‘Photo.Book.Now’ Award, New York, 2008. Various works produced by Michael have been selected as finalists in the National Photographic Portrait Prize; Bowness Photography Prize; Olive Cotton Portrait Prize; Josephine Ulrik & Win Schubert Photography Award and Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize.

Industry awards include multiple Gold, Silver and Bronze Lions, Cannes International Advertising Festival. Gold, Silver, Bronze Awards, AWARD. Silver Nomination, D&AD. His work has been showcased numerous times in Lurzer’s ARCHIVE, TOP 200 photographers worldwide.


Solo exhibitions

2022 Angry Black Snake, 2004-2012. Terrace Projections. Castlemaine Art Museum.

2013 Tangent: Edmund Pearce Gallery, Melbourne.

2012 Angry Black Snake: Edmund Pearce Gallery, Melbourne.

2010 Angry Black Snake: Aperture Foundation, New York, NY. USA.

2009 Angry Black Snake, Australian Centre for Photography, Paddington, New South Wales.

2009 Angry Black Snake. Gippsland Art Gallery. Victoria.

     Angry Black Snake. Ipswich Art Gallery. Queensland.

2008 Angry Black Snake. Centre for Contemporary Photography. Victoria.

Group exhibitions

2022 Bowness Photography Prize.

2019 This Time It’s Personal, Sunstudios, New South Wales.

2016 This Time It’s Personal, Sunstudios, New South Wales.

2015 Australian and Contemporary Photography, Olsen Irwin Gallery, New South Wales.

     Photo London. United Kingdom.

     Frühlings Spring Salon. Galerie Pavlova. Berlin.

2014 Transcendental. New Australian Abstract Photography, Galerie Pavlova. Berlin.

     My Automotive, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Queensland.

     Frühlings Spring Salon. Galerie Pavlova. Berlin.

2011 Truth is Not in the Mirror : Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee. USA.

2010 Hijacked 2, Touring group exhibition. Australia/Germany.

2008 The Ecologies Project. Monash Museum of Modern Art. Victoria.

     PHOTO 8 Summer Exhibition. Host Gallery, London. UK.

2004 Closer Exhibition. Phototechnica Exhibition Space. Sydney.

2003 Wait Until Dark: Night Photography from the Collection of Jay Richard Di Biasio.

     Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. Massachusetts, USA.

2002 Nowhere & North. Phototechnica Exhibition Space. Sydney.

Art Prizes

2022 Bowness Photography Prize, Finalist. Monash Gallery of Art. Victoria.

2017 Olive Cotton Award, Tweed Regional Gallery. New South Wales.

     CLIP Award, Perth Centre for Photography. Western Australia.

2016 Photobook Melbourne, Winner. Victoria.

2014 Percival Photographic Portrait Prize, Finalist. Queensland.

2013 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, Finalist. Victoria.

2011 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, Finalist. Victoria.

2010 National Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.

     Josephine Ulrik & Win Schubert Photography Award 2010, Finalist. Gold Coast City Art Gallery. Queensland.

2009 Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award 2009. Acquisition. Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Gold Coast. Queensland.

     Olive Cotton Portrait Prize. Finalist. Tweed River Art Gallery, New South Wales.

2008 Aperture Portfolio Prize, Aperture Foundation. Winner. New York, NY USA.

     Olive Cotton Portrait Prize. Finalist. Tweed River Art Gallery, New South Wales.

     Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize. New South Wales.
     New York Photo Awards. New York Photo Festival, Personal Fine Art series, Honourable mention. USA.

2005 Citigroup Private Bank Portrait Prize. Art Gallery of NSW.


Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Gold Coast Art Gallery, Queensland.

Ipswich Art Gallery, Queensland.

Haggerty Museum of Art, USA.

Private collections in Australia, Austria, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and the USA.