Arachnocampa luminosa is a species of glowworm endemic to the island nation of New Zealand. These long exposure photographs were captured in a number of limestone caves in the North Island. The 30 million year old formations form a majestic backdrop to the bioluminescence of the glowworms.
dark cloud / white light is a fully immersive, multi-media art installation. It combines time-lapse, photography, 3D film, landscape art and sound to create an intimate experience of awe and wonder.
dark cloud / white light exhibited at Pataka Art + Museum (14 July - 13 October 2013) and Waterfront Auckland's Silo Park Gallery (January 2014), Pah Homestead Auckland (August 2014) and during Wanaka's festival of colour (April 2015) with over 130,000 people viewing Michael's work to date.
This series was captured late one night around the neighbourhoods of Westmere, Herne Bay and Ponsonby in Auckland, New Zealand. A heavy mist rolled in off the ocean before dawn, creating fantastical God rays between the trees and street lamps for just a precious few hours.
dark matter universe, above and below.
The Hour of Change
Entre chien et loup is a multi-layered French expression. It is used to describe a specific time of day, just before night, when the light is so dim you can’t distinguish a dog from a wolf.
However, it’s not all about levels of light. It also expresses that limit between the familiar and the unknown, the domestic and wild. It's the uncertain threshold between hope and fear.
This is the hour of change.
Bubbles of São Jorge
"The bubbles of São Jorge…"
The series was created in the heart of Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro as an antidote to the corruption, disease, crime and terrorism that so often plagues the media.
During my time in Rocinha (the largest favela in South America) I was not confronted by a dangerous jungle or guns.
Instead I was greeted with vibrant colours, music, dance and some of the most friendly humans on this planet.
A curios installation series reminding us of our dreams… of floating iridescent miracles..
A behind the scenes journey of our 2015 expedition to Antarctica.
I lead a creative team that sailed to the Antarctic peninsula where we photographically mapped icebergs.
You can read more about this series in the fine art section of the website here or watch the 60 Minutes interview here.
These stills were captured on my 2015 expedition to Antarctica. I lead a creative team that sailed to the Antarctic peninsula where we photographically mapped icebergs.
The resulting imagery will be projection mapped onto significant buildings across the globe from 2016. You can read more about this series in the fine art section of the website here. Watch the 60 Minutes interview here.