2016 Applied Arts Awards:

In 2016, Michael was honored to be awarded by Applied Arts Magazine.

He was awarded in the Fashion & Beauty Category for his  “A Vibrant Soul” Series photographed in Lisbon Portugal.


“A Vibrant Soul” : Fashion & Beauty Series Award:


an editorial that celebrates the passion within Lisbon.  You can feel it on every street.

The city is alive with creativity and overflowing with emotion, love, and a joy for life.


It was truly a beautiful experience scouting for this shoot.  We walked up and down the sometimes steep hills of the city, and enjoyed the incredible architecture around every turn.


The houses covered in such unique tilings to the hand painted elements around each building.  What an amazingly beautiful place to be.. Friends of mine has said that they would love to be able to live there, and I can certainly see why.