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Michael Wright learned photography basics and how to print in his high school photography class darkroom.
He furthered his education extensively at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA, where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Professional Photography. First photo assisting work was for TC Reiner while a student there.
Professor Paul Meyer is the one who sent Michael for an internship that turned to a full time photographic assistant job with Richard Avedon. Michael continued to work in photography as a freelance photo assistant with Patrick Demarchelier, and then later on with Annie Leibovitz, finally landing a full time photographic assistant job with Irving Penn.
Michael credits Irving Penn for inspiring him on food and still life photographic images.
Currently located in Napa County, Ca up the mountain by Lake Berryessa.
Food and still life images are Michael’s focus.
Restaurants, chefs, artists, and publications seeking details of key elements; contact Michael.
Adamsons French Dip, Black Coyote Chateau, Claiborne & Churchill Vintners, Critelli Olive Oil,Dagstani & Sons, Del Dotto Vineyards, Durell Vineyards, Flora Springs, Five Sons Winery, Folsom & Associates, Francis Coppola Winery, Frazier Winery, Hogan Land Services, Hollis Wines, Inglenook Estate, John Bentley’s Restaurant, Kistler Vineyards, Lamborn Family Vineyards, Lancaster Estate, Lola Kay Wine, Longevity LTD in European Georgia, Long Shadows Dinstinguished Wineries and Vineyards, Lucas and Lewellen Vineyards,Masut Vineyards and Winery, Meteor Vineyard, Niebaum-Coppola Americas Grand Wine Estate, Nunes Vineyard, Pedestal, Oak Knoll Ranch / Lamoreaux Vineyards, Pietra Santa, Pirouette, Lucas & Lewelyn wine, Queen of Hearts Brand, River Rock Casino, Romeo’s Pizza & Pasta, Round Pond Estate, Rustic Francis Ford Coppola’s Favorites, Rutherford Wine Company, Safeway, Sbragia Family Vineyards, Schramsberg Vineyards, Stewart Cellars, Three Sticks Winery, Twin Pine Casino & Hotel, Wine Spectator Magazine
Michael was asked to make guest speaking appearances and did for Brooks Institute of Photography (Santa Barbara, Ca), Academy of Art University (San Francisco, Ca), and Santa Barbara City College (online teleconference).