Joseph Michael embodies the magic balance of technology and fine artistry. With a passion for the philosophical at the core of his practice, Michael seeks out the rare and sublime in the natural world and represents it dynamically, fusing creative vision with cutting-edge technology.

He has worked with revolutionary motion control techniques on Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit”, built 3D time-lapse rigs and created 360-degree cinema experiences. Michael is always pushing the boundaries of the technology available to him.

Joseph Michael’s current project is an encompassing international installation,  celebrating the profound, untouched beauty of Antarctica

Recently Michael came to global attention with the release of his Luminosity series. These images have featured in over 150 media platforms, with more than 100,000 shares via Facebook. The online engagement with this series has impacted the global trend of Google searches for the term “glowworm”, reaching a peak twice as high as that of any year in the past decade.

Michael was a guest speaker at TEDxAuckand 2013. 

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