Michael Faye. Avid ice hockey player (still in touch with his Canadian roots). Devoted dog lover (befriends any stray dog that crosses his path). Commercial photographer (client list includes Nike.Adidas. Callaway. Miller Brewing Company. ESPN.Tommy Hilfiger. Dockers. Fidelity Investments, and the United Nations). Michael's first exposure to photography was as a child. secretly tinkering away with his fathers off-limits Pentax camera. In 1987. Michael left Canada and moved to Los Angeles where he attended USC for business. On a whim. he decided to enroll in a photography course and immediately took to it. Michael left USC to pursue a photography degree at the prestigious Art Center College of Design. He continued his education alongside sonic of the great photography masters including Bruce Weber. Helmut Newton. and Guzman. to name a few. Michael's timeless photography has earned him much respect in the athletic arena. Starting out with shooting black and white imagery. Michael melded his love of sports with an artistic sensibility. giving athletic photography a new look and feel. Instead of shooting action-packed imagery. Michael focuses on the more subtle elements in sports. Capturing real and raw moments. Michael has photographed such athletes as Tiger Woods. Serena Williams. David Beckham. Gabrielle Reece. and Maria Sharapova. Michael's sense of aesthetics has also translated over into shooting fashion and portraiture. While Michael's work has been featured in Communication Arts and won various competitions such as The One Show. Michael is not committed to commercial work alone. Michael recently shot a limited edition book. PAR, about African American golfers shunned by the PGA Tour until 1961. when the PGA lifted its ban on "non-Caucasians" playing professionally (www.pargollbookcom). His fine art projects have been featured in several exhibits and private collections as well.
Michael currently resides n Los Angeles. wears black t-shirts on a regular basis. and hopes to own a goat one day so he can learn how to make goat cheese (even though he likens the taste of goat cheese to eating chalk).