Meet Michael and his fiancé, Ana.

Born on Valentine's Day, 1983. Originally from Maryland, USA. Resides in New York, New York. Travels Worldwide.

Michael graduated in 2005 from Johns Hopkins University, majoring in Film and Digital Media.  He's had a camera, both still and/or video, in his kit since middle school.

After graduating and moving to New York, Michael was picked up as a model in both commercials and high fashion. He was able to simultaneously link his presence both in front and behind the camera when he created his own production team, Ayin Esquire Creation, in 2007.  The team created pictures that blended elements of cinematic storytelling using iconic stories for editorial use. Since then, he has shot fashion and lifestyle spreads for editorial publications, individual artists, and celebrities.

Today, Michael is widely known as a New York City Headshot Photographer, Event, and Fashion Photographer.  

By serendipitous circumstance, he has also been a part of the ABC Diversity showcase in 2009, and has been on Law & Order: SVU, Blue Bloods, Blindspot, and the new TNT drama, Civil, as well as the new Adam Sandler movie, "The Week Of".  He is represented by JHA Management (manager), The Mine Talent Agency (legit), and Don Buchwald & Associates (commercials).  He continues to appear in commercials and TV, even today.  You could make fun of him for some of the stuff he's been in.

His influences in photography stem from fantasy, film noir, the classic 20th century glam of old Hollywood, and the european New Wave. Some of his favorite all-time photographers are Henri-Cartier Bresson, Lillian Bassman, Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, Txema Yeste, Mert Alas & Marcus Piggot, Mary Ellen Matthews, Annie Leibovitz, and Mario Testino.

Behind the Scenes Photos Photographed by West Street Studios in Greenpoint, Brooklyn NY, and feature his lovely assistant Anastasia, and his amazing makeup artist Jaida.

We are celebrating 4 years of being one of the most explosive new headshot teams in NYC.  We love the excitement people are getting with their new headshots, and are so honored to be working with you all.

We're celebrating 7 years as a fashion and event team too.

Our stars have appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, TV, Film, and countless web series.  TV Show credits include: Netflix's Orange is the New Black, HBO's "Girls", Shades of Blue, Law & Order: SVU, Person of Interest, Gotham, House of Cards, Madam Secretary, Gotham, Blue Bloods, Limitless, Elementary, Time after Time, Damages, White Collar, Nurse Jackie, Gossip Girl among so many others.

We work with many agents and managers to give you something unique, with plenty of time for you to play and not feel rushed in getting something done. This should be an experience of discovery, play, and most of all, creative joy.

You're getting pictures that are created specifically with you in mind, and will separate you from the stack of prints that are put on every casting directors desk each day. You're the one I'm planning on getting them to be more curious and excited about than the others.  I'm passionate about creating headshots that are personal, nuanced, and expressive, minus the pressure.  

Our style: We play with type, and give you ideas to make every moment feel fresh and new with twists and turns around every corner. Every shoot gives you ample time to learn lessons in front of the camera, express yourself, and truly capture every intuitive element about you as a performer (artistic or corporate) to stand out above the rest.

I have a youthful spirt, and it's always brought to the set every day. My energy infuses into my classical aesthetics, bringing out a modernized twist to my glamoured, nostalgic visual style. I'm obsessed with fashioning a sense of enchantment into a world of wild romance, rebellious humor, and iridescent joy. This kind of blend is meant to capture you on your best day. The best part is sharing that moment with every person who will hire you. They already feel secure in your artistic and creative power.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or if you'd like to schedule a session about headshots nyc, or any other shoots that need some TLC.


MY Lifestyle Magazine

A-List Magazine

Barnes and Noble
Big Damn Films, Inc.
Breathe Carolina (band)
Chase Bank
Ediciones Malva
Gardner Nelson
Harris Teeter
Jamba Juice
Locals Surf
Michael Alan Group
National Grid
NCC Media
Neighbor Agency
Oxygen Network
Protein Bakery
Random House Publishing
Real Housewives of NY
Salma Hayek
Salvatore Ferragamo
Sperling & Kupfer
Stranded NYC
Tourism of Las Vegas
Viking Penguin (part of the Little Brown Book Group)

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