Bio and Clients

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 internationally.

Michel has photographed 3 books of portraits:

'Edges of the Rainbow: LGBTQ Japan' with interviews by Haruku Shinozaki, Commissioned by the Arcus Foundation and 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' Commissioned and published by Hakuhodo DY Media Partners, Japan 

Commissioned assignments:


Access, Advocate, Art and Auction, Arthur Frommer, Avenue, Book Forum, Cigar Aficionado, Connaisseur, Corporate Finance, Departures, Details, East/West, Eclat, Entree, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire (German), Family PC, Forbes, Fortune, Fortune Small Business, Frequent Flyer, GQ, Glamour, Guitar World, Heart Magazine, In Style, Interview, Keyboard World, MacWorld, Mademoiselle, Metropolis, McCalls, Mutuel Funds, Money, Muppet magazine, Musician Magazine, Newsweek, New Woman, New York Magazine, New York Talk, New York Times magazine, P C magazine, Pan & the Dream, Popular Mechanics, Premiere, Pronto, Psychology Today, Rolling Stone, Selling, Skiing magazine, Smart Investor, Sook, Spin, Sportstyle, Spy, Staging Decadence magazine, Sydney Morning Herald, This, T V Guide, 20/20, Whittle Communication, Wine Spectator, Wind Player magazine, Village Voice, Vis a Vis, Yahoo magazine, YM, Your Company.

Advertisement agencies and Design firms:

Corsillo Manzone, CWC, DDB, DDBO, Emerson Wajdowicz Studios, Hakuhodo DY Media Partners, MacNamara Clapp and Klein, McCann Erikson, NW Ayer.

Companies in House:

Azure, Bloomingdale's, Charles Jourdan, Estee Lauder, Great Harbor Design, Henson Associates, Interlude Home Inc., Izabel Lam, Protect a Bub, Reality in Style, The Altman Building.

Book Publishers:

Bantham/Double Day, Gallimard, Grove Press, Henry Holt, Hill and Knowlton, Metabook, MIT Press, Random House, Pantheon, Penguin, Prentice Hall, Simon & Schuster, The New Press.


Atlantic Records, Capitol, Caroline records, Elektra records, Guard Father Entertainment, IRS records, Island Records, Major Scale Prod, New Antilles, Nonesuch, Pathfinders, Polygram, Sony, Wildlife.

Theater and Film productions:

4 Stars, Heisei Nakamura-Za, Sochiku Co., Ltd, Talk like Singing, The Bee, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Tony n' Tina's Wedding, Troma Films, Yokohama Rosa.

Michel's stock and archive work is represented by Getty Images.