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Jul 12, 2012

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About Me

UPDATE: Relocated to Taipei, Taiwan in mid February 2024.

Hello, I'm Michael McAreavy (hence "m2").  Many thanks for visiting my profile.

Following a twenty one year journey as a landscape photographer crossing the American West time and again with tripod in tow, I turned a corner in 2012 and started a new chapter in art portraiture.  Although my initial inclination was to place my subjects in a natural setting, for I know these open spaces best, I was and still am quite drawn to the urban landscape and those spaces that are a little "scratched or dented."  I am very driven to making a strong connection between model/subject and the background and/or surrounding area.  Increasing the level of "interestingness" is a top priority.  Above all, light is life, and this is about getting you out front and center (or not so centered) before the camera's eye.

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"Michael was very professional and we had a blast and got some great shots!" Read less

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"It was a pleasure working with Michael! He made me feel comfortable and at home...was fun and kind, had a gorgeous studio space, provided an array of creative ideas, and had informative professional knowledge in photography and modeling. He pays attention to details, skilled at shooting the right angles, capturing amazing lighting, and editing photos. I look forward to working with him again!" Read less

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"A true master of light! Kind and incredibly easy to work with. Always a positive experience." Read less

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"Michael is so great to work with! It was my first time shooting with him and I felt comfortable right away.. he's very professional, has a wonderful space to shoot in, and it was really fun to collaborate with him. The results were also fantastic! I got so many great shots and have posted MANY of them on Instagram and whenever I do, I always receive wonderful feedback. Thanks again Michael :)" Read less

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"What a joy working with a photographer who LOVES what he does and "sees" the shot even before you are all setup. He makes shooting easy and results awe inspiring." Read less

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"Really enjoyed shooting with Michael - Fun, professional, great locations - hope to collaborate again sometime." Read less

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