Robert Michaels is an accomplished automotive, landscape and wildlife photographer. His work has been widely published in consumer magazines, trade publications, print ads, and catalog covers.
Educated in fine art and photography at Art Center College of Design, Otis Art Institute, and UCLA, Robert’s paintings and photographs have been showcased in art galleries and competitions and received a number of prestigious awards. He took workshops with the legendary Ansel Adams, who once said “There is nothing worse than a brilliant image of a fuzzy concept.”
Having a passionate interest in cars, he has photographed thousands of classic and vintage cars, from the immaculate to those abandoned and rusted, which he refers to as ‘rolling sculptures.’ Robert applies creative rendering techniques to his photographs:
“I was originally trained as a fine art painter, but later embraced photographic-based imagery and the use of digital painting tools because I found that they provided me with exceptional control over color, light, composition and rendering techniques.
My techniques vary significantly from image to image. I start with scanned transparencies or high resolution digital photographs which I then enhance using a variety of software and digital brush techniques. This may involve merging two or more separate photographs - or elements thereof - to form a compelling new composition.”
His clients have included: The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Masters Golf Tournament, Agfa, Fujifilm, Polaroid, American Airlines, U.S. State Department, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Postal Service, and magazines such as National Geographic, Sunset, Camera & Darkroom, Computer Artist, and New Media.
Commission Robert to create a unique artwork for you!
Peter Aylett at 949-443-0500 or email for details.