Michael Aaron Gallagher is a self-taught photographer who began taking pictures at a young age with disposable 35mm Kodak FunSaver cameras. When he became a journalist, the newspaper publisher he worked for only had a 3-megapixel Olympus digital camera for him to use to take photos for his articles. At the same time, he was finding it difficult to obtain permission to license the use of celebrity photographs to accompany his StayFamous.Net interviews. The solution was simple – he decided to buy his own camera and learn how to take pictures. It was with his Nikon D-90 (DSLR) that he would go on to photograph hundreds of celebrities and document his travel adventures.
He has since printed a limited quantity of two photography books, “XXI” a collection of 21 black and white photographs taken on disposable cameras, vintage cellphones and his D-90, and “Stay Famous” a collection of his celebrity photographs spanning more than a decade.
Most of Michael Aaron Gallagher’s photographs have never been printed or exhibited. He hopes to one day win a photography grant to be able to hire professional models to bring his creative visions to life.
- Celebrity Photography – click to learn more about his celebrity photographs.
- Art Photography – click to view some of Michael’s limited edition black & white and color prints.