London: Michael Harvey

Michael Harvey was born in Brazil and lived in Rio de Janeiro until the age of seven, when he was sent to school in the UK. He studied Physics and Astronomy at university, and this scientific background is very much visible in his work - the fascination with collections, the clinical lighting that gives his images an immediately recognisable sleekness and graphic quality. Michael knew straight out of university that his ambitions lay in photography and so he began working as an assistant in a studio that specialised in car photography.

Today, Michael’s studio is firmly embedded in the community of Brixton, an area of south London that has seen an influx of artists, social enterprises, creative agencies and independent shop owners in the last few years - particularly in Brixton Village, just five minutes from the studio. It is not hard to see that the urban and artistic vibrancy of the area contributes to Michael’s creative ideas.

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