Michael is the former chairman and founder of the Cork International Salon of Photography. He is a former president of the Irish Photographic Federation and is an experienced photographer in both the amateur and professional arenas, having had his work published both nationally and internationally.
He produces landscape, fashion, commercial and portrait work, but is best known for his personal work, which may be described as “conceptual fantasy art”. His work references the painters of the Renaissance, Baroque and Romantic eras, as well as the great fantasy artists of the 20th century while retaining a unique signature.
He is a Fellow of the Irish Photographic Federation, and a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society. Michael is also a member of the adjudication panel for photographic distinctions with the Irish Photographic Federation.
Michael leads workshops for photographers at all levels, including master classes for advanced photographers and professionals. His workshops include direction on composition, shooting, lighting, processing and printing for various photographic genres. He is also a lecturer, photography trainer and workshop leader for Canon Ireland.