Michael has been a photographer for the whole of his working life – and before. He has worked in newspapers, in studios and labs and as a freelance photographer and printer.
Beginning with glass plate negatives and being one of the first in the field to embrace digital technology, he is one of that getting-rarer breed of practitioner who has worked across the whole gamut of photography. As such, he has an unparalleled understanding and experience of the medium.
In his press days Michael photographed for Fleet Street dailies, in Australia for Melbourne and Perth dailies and weeklies as well as freelancing for numerous publications around Australia.
Since December 1986 he has run PHOTONET – a freelance commercial and press photography business, with clients that include Toyota, Tenix Shipbuilding (now BAE), Universities (Melbourne, Monash, La Trobe and Deakin), State and Federal Government Departments as well as the Offices of the Prime Minister and the (Victorian) Premier.
Michael has photographed for numerous charities throughout the world, for many religious bodies and for a variety of not-for-profit organisations.
The photography business is now linked to its affiliate PHOTONET GALLERY AND FINE ART PRINTING. The Gallery, besides providing an exhibition space for photographers, also provides a base, a network and resources to support other professional and amateur photographers in their careers. As a master printer Michael harnesses many years of experience to provide commercial high-end large-format photographic printing on a wide range of papers, canvasses and other surfaces for professional photographers, photo-artists and members of the public.