Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Michael Thompson

Michael Thompson was born and raised in Washington state, where he was first introduced to photography at his father's small portrait studio.

He spent his summers working with his father, then, after graduating from high school, he earned a degree from the Brooks Institute of Photography.

After completing his schooling, Michael Thompson moved to New York City and began assisting the legendary photographer, Irving Penn.

Michael Thompson has since photographed models and celebrities for countless prestigious fashion magazines, including W, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, Dutch, GQ, Mademoiselle, British Elle, Jane, Town & Country, British Esquire, The New York Times Magazine and The London Sunday Times Magazine.

Advertising clients are equally in demand for Michael Thompson's time.

He has shot campaigns for Emporio Armani, Celine, Coco Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Jones New York, Ellen Tracy and Emanuel Ungaro and beauty and still-life print ads for cosmetic powerhouses such as Clinique, Prescriptives, L'Oreal, Aveda, Revlon, Almay, Chanel, Neutrogena and Oil of Olay.

In addition, he has directed TV commercials for Ellen Beatrix and L'Oreal.

Currently, Michael Thompson lives in New York with his wife Kelly and their two children.

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pictures courtesy of Michael Thompson

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