Joseph Michael embodies the magic balance of technology and fine artistry. With a passion for the philosophical at the core of his practice, Michael seeks out the rare and sublime in the natural world and represents it dynamically, fusing creative vision with cutting-edge technology.
He is highly motivated by developing and integrating new technology, and experimenting with it to achieve his vision. He has worked with revolutionary motion control techniques on Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit”, built 3D time-lapse rigs and created 360-degree cinema experiences. Michael is always pushing the boundaries of the technology available to him.
In his most recent work, “dark cloud / white light”, Michael consolidated his passion for time-lapse photography, 3D film, landscape art and sound to create a fully immersive, multi-media art installation.
Michael was a guest speaker at TEDxAuckand 2013 where he shared with his audience how his dream of creating epic 24 hour time-lapse landscape photography, became a reality.
Joseph Michael’s current project is an encompassing international installation. A cinematic and atmospheric collision of nature and architecture, celebrating the profound, untouched beauty of Antarctica.
Arachnocampa luminosa is a species of glow-worm endemic to the island nation of New Zealand. These long exposure photographs were captured in a number of limestone caves in the North Island. The 30 million year old formations form a majestic backdrop to the bioluminescence of the glow-worms.