Michael Kirchoff has spent his years capturing the still image of people, cultures, and landscaped from around the world, to around the block, with a very unique and distinctive style.
A native Californian, Michael resides in Los Angeles, though equally at home trudging through Redwood forests, riding the rails deep into Siberia, or navigating the chaotic streets of Tokyo. He photographs with many types of cameras and film, from a clunky toy camera to a fully digital model, using each as a tool for specific use. Yes, he’s that guy at the airport having his bags rifled through by confused security personnel, unable to comprehend as to why anyone would be carrying so much stuff.
Michael’s fine art imagery has garnered recognition from the International Photography Awards, the Prix de la Photographie in Paris, Photographers Forum, and Critical Mass; been published in Black & White, PH, Fraction, Adore Noir, and Diffusion Magazine, as well as numerous high profile photo blogs, and exhibits work internationally. He has also been an active Board Member for the L.A. chapter of the American Photographic Artists since 2006. The wisest words Michael ever gleaned from his father were do what you love as your life’s work. Truer words have never been spoken.