Michel Leroy was born in America in 1971, and grew up in Montana. He lived in London and Florence before finding his way to New York City in 2000, where he established a reputation as an award-winning entertainment and advertising photographer. His clear style captures an authentic connection to real personalities – from Olympic athletes to celebrity chefs.
Leroy’s extensive awards and honors include Sony World Photography Awards, Communication Arts, Graphis, PDN, PX3, IPA, American Photography, and the Eddied Adam Award for a Portrait Series. In addition to his ongoing dedication to personal projects, Leroy continues to shoot advertising campaigns for leading agencies and brands, including Adidas, Intel, L’Oréal, Travel Channel and The Food Network.
Leroy received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography with a minor in Communications from the University of Dayton in 1995, with a year abroad through Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.