Biography

Michael Katz Biography 

 

Michael Katz was born in 1953 and raised in Brooklyn, New York.  At the age of 15, he received his first camera and fell in love with photography.  At 16, his family built him a complete darkroom where he learned how to roll film, experimented with developing film in different ways, and made black/white & Sepia prints with the encouragement of his family for more than 16 years.

 

He attended the State University at Oswego New York where he received a B.S. degree in Elementary Education in 1975. After a career spanning 26 years in the area of purchasing and product design management for several Fortune 100 corporations, in 2002, he decided to dedicate himself to his true passion, photography.

 

Michael embarked on a photographic journey that included food and interior photography for several well known restaurant and design clients throughout the country.  His work has appeared in Food and Wine, Wine Spectator, Food Arts, Travel and Leisure, Ocean Drive, USA Today, New York Times Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Elite Traveler, Millionaire, American and Delta Airline Magazines, Dining Out, Where Magazine, the Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, Newsday, Gotham, Hampton and GQ-UK.   Several of Michael's images also appeared in the "South Beach Diet Book", "SpainChic" travel book and most recently “The Versailles Restaurant CookBook”

 

Michael has photographed images on four continents throughout the world, as well as capturing food images across the United States, Spain, Mexico, and London.   In 2002, Michael became the Photographic Coordinator of the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, one of the premier events of its kind in the United States, overseeing all of the festival images  for five  years.   Additionally, he produced 23 photo covers for Where Miami Magazine between 2003 to 2007. Now he spends his time working on his passion for Art and has exhibited worldwide. In 2016, Michael won First Place in Photography at the Chianti Star Festival in Italy.

 

Michael loves to find natural lines in nature as well as images that have distinct eye appeal, which are qualities that consistently spur his passion for Fine Photographic Artwork.  His ability to take every day images, impressions one may remember from the past, and using a selective tinting process, or a combination of light, contrast and monochromatic use of color, transform the images encapsulated by applying his creative point of view, into unique pieces of art.  His Photographic Artwork’s has and have been exhibited at the following Galleries:

 

Zuberbuhler Gallery, Miami, Florida - 2003 - 2006

Art Fusion Galleries, Miami, Florida -  2009 - present

Hotel Urbano on Brickell, Miami, Florida -  2009 - 2012

Agora Gallery, New York, New York -  2010 – Present

Art Basel Miami 2011-2012  – Red Dot Exhibition

Gallery @ the OXO, London, England – 2016

The Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan 2016

Chianti Star Festival, Palazzo Malaspina in San Donato in Poggi, Italy - 2016

Abba Studio, Florence, Italy – 2016 - Present

Monti Carlo, Rainier III Center in Monte Carlo – 2016

OpenArtCode , Boulevard de la Croisette, Cannes, France – 2017

OpenArtCode - Grand Palais, Paris, France - 2017

Additional Exhibitions in Turin and Tuscany, Italy - 2017

 

“I enjoy capturing the world through the eye of a camera and interrupting what my mind’s eye see’s”     Michael Katz.