Immersed in Buffalo's avant-garde movement of the 70s, Michael Amrose was naturally drawn to Buffalo’s fledgling photographic workshop, CEPA, where his photography came alive. Also interested in the moving image, he earned his 1980 master’s degree in filmmaking at SUNY Buffalo's Center for Media Study, studying with some of that era’s great experimental and documentary filmmakers.
That lead to five years of screenwriting followed by one as an adjunct professor in filmmaking at SUNY Fredonia.
Life’s demands took him in other directions, but taking photographs never ceased. His journey into fine art photography began three years ago when his love for the documentary, with its vision firmly grounded in social reality, gave way to abstract expressionism and its unique ability to convey a deeper, more personal, psychological reality through color and form.
He has exhibited in Canada and the U.S. and online. His photographs are in many galleries and personal collections.