Born in Paris, works and lives in New York. He has a degree in Film Semiotics and Linguistics.

Michel's portraits of writers, musicians, artists, actors, film and stage directors have been commissioned by magazines, advertising agencies, book and music publishers.

Michel has photographed 3 books of portraits:

'Edges of the Rainbow: LGBTQ Japan' with interviews by Haruku Shinozaki, published by The New Press 

'The Life and Times of Richard Musto' to illustrate a book long narrative poem by Joe Lamport, published by Roll Your Own Press

'Lee Byung Hun at Yayoi National Stadium', published by Advertisement agency Hakuhodo DY Media Partners 

His stock and archive work is represented by Getty Images.