Michael is a writer and photographer born in Florida as a first-generation American to Austrian and South African parents. He contributes regularly to The New York Times, The Bitter Southerner, and The Surfer's Journal among others and writes a monthly column for Void magazine.

Over the past few years, he was nominated for the Smithsonian’s Artist Research Fellowship, a recipient of the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation Fellowship, and an artist-in-residence at the Hermitage Artist Retreat. In 2018, he began his first book about a traumatic brain injury's effect on his family and the history of the injury's treatment in America as a fellow at the Key West Literary Seminar in Florida. This year, he'll return there to continue the book as well as the University of Florida as a research fellow.

Currently in Key West, Florida



Photograph by Christian Delfino