LISA MICHAEL, FOUNDER, MERCURY MEDIA AND TALENT
"You've come a long way, baby!"
I've just stumbled upon a pic from my very first photoshoot from back in the day, and once again I reflect on my journey with a smile.
I was simply a "self-taught" photog, who went on to become an award winning artist featured in art galleries, juried exhibits, creative instructor, on-air guest and more! I've shot for HARLEY DAVIDSON, THE OUTDOOR CHANNEL, WRAL NEWS, World Premier FILMS at CANNES FILM FESTIVAL, magazines in US and Canada, and confidential clients along the entire east coast. I've collaborated with the most talented Musicians, Actors, Directors, Producers, Crew Members and Creatives, while donating time and resources to support, advocate or raise funds wherever needed.
It's been a crazy journey, with plenty of twists, turns and outright stop signs along the way, but the life lessons learned are priceless tools to own forever. I've learned to trust the process and be open to all things. My boots are on and walking stick is in hand along with no clue as to what awaits around the bend! The one thing I do know is: when I look back at this path, there's always a smile...and that timeless 1970's advertising slogan that was drilled into our heads"