Bio, Awards & Accolades
Based in the west of Ireland, with almost 20 years experience as a professional photographer his work encompasses many different genres of photography and crosses the worlds of both commercial and fine art photography. He has been the winner of numerous national and international awards most notably from the FEP Federation of European Professional Photographers, Irish Professional Photographers Association, The Black & White Spider Awards, The Prix de la Photographie Paris and The MonoAwards. His photographs have been published worldwide and have also featured on the front pages of the national newspapers. He continues to exhibit prints in solo and group exhibitions.
He is a member of The Press Photographers Association of Ireland (PPAI) an Associate member of the Irish Professional photographers association (AIPPA). Michael regularly undertakes commissions for the Irish broadsheet newspapers, magazines, advertising, public relations agencies and state agencies.
A photographic educator and speaker Michael was invited by his alma mater as a guest speaker at the department of Design & Creative Media's DICE conference 2018.
Awards & Accolades
2017 Nominee Black & White Spider Awards
2017 Finalist Photographer of the Year Awards I.P.P.V.A
2016 I.P.P.A. Landscape Photographer of the Year
2016 FEP Bronze Camera Landscape (Federation of European Photographers)
2016 (4) Nominations Black & White Spider Awards
2016 Honorable Mention PX3 - The Prix de la Photographie
2015 I.P.P.A. Photographer of The Year
2015 FEP Finalist - Federation of European Photographers
2015 1st Place Architectural Black & White Spider Awards
2015 Honorable Mention Architectural Black & White Spider Awards
2015 (4) Nominations Black & White Spider Awards
2015 Honorable Mention PX3 - The Prix de la Photographie
2014 Best Press & PR Portfolio I.P.P.A.
2014 Best Travel,Pictorial & Fine Art Portofolio I.P.P.A.
2014 (7) Honorable Mentions Monochrome Awards
2013 Awarded Associateship of The Irish Professional Photographers Association
2013 Best Press & PR Single Image I.P.P.A.
2013 Best Open Art & Creativity Single Image I.P.P.A.
2013 Best Open Art & Creativity Portofolio I.P.P.A.
2013 (1) Honorable Mention Black & White Spider Awards
2013 (5) Nominations Black & White Spider Awards
2012 Best Portfolio Open Art & Creativity I.P.P.A.
2012 Best Portfolio Travel / Pictorial I.P.P.A.
2012 (5) Nominations Black & White Spider Awards