Michael focuses on subjects that occupy a distinct space. Throughout his practice he amplifies his ideas with light. The marginalized draw his eye. And because Michael values the ordinary and the overlooked, he dresses them up in their best light - in the hope that we will also come to notice and value them.
The concept of time is central to Michael’s work. He privileges old objects, people and locations that hold history within their image. The disappearance of a subject before he has captured it gives him concern.
Michael's regard for the soul of his subjects and his desire to give them presence is manifest in the beauty he conjures in his work.