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Michael Grecco is an award-winning photographer and director based in Los Angeles. He is recognized internationally for his high concept imagery, mastery of lighting, and powerful connections with his subjects in an immense body of work that encompasses fine art, celebrity portraiture, music, commercial, and editorial photography.


Born in New York City, Michael attended college in Boston, where he began his professional career shooting for the Associated Press and covering the music scene for a major radio station. Previously unseen photographs from his time as a music photographer comprise his latest book, Punk, Post Punk, New Wave: Onstage, Backstage, In Your Face, 1978–1991 (Abrams), and the accompanying multimedia exhibition Days of Punk.


Michael moved to Los Angeles in the late 1980s to be a celebrity photographer with People Magazine. He has continued to create new work ever since, and his images have appeared in publications including Time Magazine, Vanity Fair, Esquire, and Rolling Stone, among many others.

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