Michael Tighe Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Michael Tighe
Live in: los angeles, CA, United States
Artworks for sale: 6.00
Michael Tighe Artist Bio:
Since I was a kid I've shot photos. It was my dad's hobby. He taught me all the basics early on. A year out of high school in 1974 after studying with portrait photographers Philippe Halsman and then Arnold Newman I began my career as a portrait photographer shooting many celebrated artists, actors, directors, dancers, musicians etc. In 1975 after photographing Andy Warhol several times at The Factory, I started getting monthly assignments from Interview Magazine, which I credit with catapulting my career into the higher realm. For the next thirty odd years I worked primarily as a portraitist, mostly magazine shoots and occasional advertising jobs. At the onset of the digital age I took a long break from the photography to pursue an acting career which I always wanted to try. It was going great with guest star roles on network TV and some great movies. The biggest production I acted in being the first "Pirates of the Caribbean". But it was not as much fun as I thought it would be and after a few years I dropped out. Getting back to the photography I am enjoying it more now than I ever remember. And more devoted to shooting on the streets and reportage but still love the portrait work. I've also started painting and creating mixed media images which I'm having a lot of fun with.