Michael Wright Studio - Headshot

Michael Wright began his journey at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree. He then acquired 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 work.

Currently located in Napa County, CA; up the mountain by Lake Berryessa.

Food and still life images are my focus.  Restaurants, chefs, artists, and publications seeking some professional imagery, please contact me.

(707) 322-7269          michael@michaelwrightstudio.com

Michael’s Clients

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, 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


Photographing for Chef John Bentley at his restaurant gave Michael a great look at quality & skill.