A Buffalonian director in Brooklyn, via Indonesia.
Born and growing up in the post-industrial landscape of Buffalo, NY, Michael Lawrence originally wanted to be a writer, but turned his attention to more visual arts pretty early while still in education. That switch seems to have been a good one because he's pretty good.
He now lives in Brooklyn, but got there via a stint living in Bali, working as a photographer – not the most direct route, but going from equatorial jungles to the city that never sleeps can’t hurt an artistic talent.
Since moving back to New York he’s developed from a stills photographer into a film director as well, building a diverse portfolio of films for bands and brands.
Watch some of his work here: