Summary of Experience
Michael is an old school features writer, that is a renaissance man, who excels at writing 1500 word features, though is also easily capable of writing longer pieces.
Given his natural curiosity, and the fact that he has worked across a broad variety of platforms and subjects over the decades, he is capable of writing on any number of subjects.
His greatest current interest- as both a writer and photographer- is the intersection and presentation and union of the written word and digital image.
Michael, given past work as an Attorney, (he is still licensed but not practicing) is especially capable of writing about the legal world, both as a subject as well as completing legal documents such as motions, pleadings and memorandum.
Michael has also traveled extensively and is more than capable of travel pieces as well.
In the last year Michael traveled over 20,000 miles throughout the United States- much of that travel by train. His writing and photography concerning these journeys can be found wwwsftsoa.com and fftvmedia.com
Michael is also a professional photographer and is capable of both illustrating, as well as writing about, the subject of photography.
As President of fftvmedia he provides photography services for a number of music festivals in the Midwest including Bunbury and Buckle Up Music Festivals. Given these affiliations he is also knowledgeable and has unique insight regarding the world of music, and in particular, live performance of same.
Michael's other photographic experience is largely concentrated in the areas of street photography, photo-journalism and travel photography.
Michael also has writing about and had specialized knowledge in the fields of food, music and travel.
Though not a medical expert, Michael also has extensive knowledge in the fields of anatomy, trauma and disease processes and is also very well versed in reading medical records and tests and comprehending same on a lay basis.
Michael has also spent his entire life performing research and is, therefore, very comfortable in learning, and writing, about nearly any new topic.
Michael is least versed in the use of complex new technology-especially computer technology- though given time he has always been able to catch on in a reasonable amount of time.
His work, outside of professional responsibility, has largely been for local and regional publications, though his photography has appeared in any number of national publications.