Born: BUFFALO, USA
Based: LOS ANGELES & PARIS
Status: IMMIGRANT in Scandinavia & Benelux
Michael Lawrence is a director and photographer with work stemming from a diversity of traveled interests, inspirations, and life experiences. His films are visceral and immersive, with an emotional rawness and intimacy that challenges what is expected of advertising.
Michael has directed and photographed campaigns for some of the world’s leading brands, including Nike, Reebok, Chevrolet, Nespresso, Powerade, ESPN, and Google, with some of the world’s best agencies, including Wieden & Kennedy, Venables Bell, Sid Lee, 72 & Sunny, BBH, AKQA, Fred & Farid. Lawrence always attempts to make time for the obscure and interesting.
His films have garnered recognition at Cannes and many other creative award shows worldwide. His images have been featured in The NY Times, The Atlantic, Creativity, Communication Arts, Adweek, Fader, VICE, Pitchfork, and Indie Magazine.