Michael was born a native of England, second of five. Mother from Ireland,father from Gibraltar. Moved to the United States in 1971 after a quick exit from Uganda, Africa, where Idi Amin Dada took over during a military coup. michael has lived in Nashville, Tennessee since 1971. Michael started his commercial photography business in Nashville at the age of 24 and has just moved his photography studios to Franklin, Tennessee, just south of Nashville. Michael is currently shooting out of Westlight Studios.
With some college behind him, Michael took a suggestion from a friend and thought it would be fun to try acting asa career. After a visit to photo studio in Nashville for some commercial head shots, he walked away forgetting about acting ad fixed on a photography career instead. He has not
look back ever since that day. Michael took some basic courses in photography but had no concern about a diploma. he started to work as an assistant for some great local photographers and other national photographers coming into Nashville from larger markets. While working as a photographer assistant,Michael Started to gain clients by shooting for local and out of town modeling agencies. Word of mouth advertising worked well for Michael and soon he gained larger clients.
Michael has mostly worked with in the music business shooting music promotional shots for artist, and for many record labels. other clients include advertising companies, personal portraits, models , actors, celebrity and equine.
Michael's studio (Westlight Studios) is located in Franklin next to The Factory. It is a 5600 square foot building with 2 studios. One with Natural Daylight and the other with controlled lighting. To see more info about Westlight Studios and rentals, visit www.westlightstudios.com
Michael has been a photographer for the past 22 years and looks forward to offering his services to a growing set of clients in the near future. bio photo by long time friend Matthew Drumright