how my pursuit to be a highly creative photographer started
Keeping it short and sweet. I was born in Sydney's inner city. I grew up in Newtown and Marrickville which is where I also went to school during my primary years. My high school years were at Enmore High. These suburbs back then were not what they are now.
My life as a photographer really started when I was aged about 10. My parents bought me a little Kodak Instamatic to take photos of our family so they can send photos back to their relatives in Italy and Greece. I was always so excited to get back the small satchel of processed negatives and photos a week later after handing the roll of film in to our local chemist who always carefully sent it to the Kodak lab for processing and printing. My parents were so happy with my photos ! they were sharp, well exposed and no heads chopped off in the shooting process. My parents were even more thrilled that their families overseas were going to receive a clear photo of our milestones that we celebrated.
All this led me to elect as a subject art and photography at Enmore High School, developing film and printing my own black and white images at the school darkroom was pure magic. Its here that I decided that being a creative photgrapher is what I wanted to be
Years down the track and several different careers in between including running cafes, I still have a camera in my hand and can call photography my life's work though it did take a while to convince myself that is was going to be a financially viable step I was about to dive into.
Initially photographing portraits and fashion, weddings was the genre that skyrocketed for me mainly thanks to my first couples who trusted me and spread the love to their friends and families about my service.
I can call myself a general wedding "know all" with pride. I have been to hundreds of weddings over the past 15 years, I have never counted the exact number of couples I have photographed.
Why hire me I hear you ask? apart from being a highly creative photographer, I am confident that you will love my work, my passion my enthusiasm and more paramount my attitude towards one of the most important milestones in your life, YOUR WEDDING DAY !.
Michael is a member of AIPP …..An Accredited Professional Photographer is a photographer, who doesn’t just claim to be a “professional” but earns that title by successfully completing the rigorous AIPP accreditation process.
Accreditation is designed to give you, the consumer, confidence that your Professional Photographer is a proven, experienced, technically capable, professional practitioner, who complies with all legal business requirements, has appropriate insurance and who is willing to agree to the mandatory Code of Professional Practice and to the requirement to continually improve their photographic skills by committing to continue their professional development
Here is a selection of my personal work.