About Michael ThompsonMichael R Thompson, Photographer
Michael is a professional photographer for over 26 years. He snapped his first photograph when he was only 16 years old, using an antique Polaroid camera and has been inseparable from a camera ever since. Michael began his professional career in a photo studio in the historic town of Falmouth, Jamaica taking portraits for residents and visitors. Instead of the fixed studio background, Michael quickly realized that the historical townâs ocean, Georgian architecture, river and natural vegetation offered endless changing backgrounds which enhanced the subject in the foreground. Naturally, the outdoors became his preferred studio.
Michael has professionally photographed several thousand weddings, birthdays, graduations, parties, individual, family and group portraits and many other photo-archival events. He also specializes in landscape and fashion and cultural photographs. He has travelled across the United States exploring the beauty of the country through the lens of his camera. Michael has spent hours patiently waiting on a few seconds of sunrise and sunset to capture the optimum moment when natural light transforms the scenery into a canvas.
Michael now resides in beautiful Nantucket, a small island off the coast of Massachusetts, which is reminiscent of historic Falmouth.