I'm a Detroit area photographer who loves the energy of the street but is constantly distracted by quiet idiosyncratic moments in isolation. They catch my attention with more of a question than an answer. It's not always the obvious image of a clearly definable action. It's the unstated that gets me. More like jazz; it's what's in between the notes that makes the melody. At least I think I can hear something. And I wish to share it with all who want to see.
Michael Limbert was born May, 1969 in Niles, Michigan, a town famous for being the home of French Paper, Simplicity Patterns, The Dodge Brothers, and Tommy James & The Shondells. In 1992, Michael earned a BA in English with a concentration in Japanese at Kalamazoo College and immediately got sidetracked, becoming an advertising creative at Leo Burnett USA in Chicago. It was there Michael entered the world of automotive photography, shooting open-wheel race cars for Team Penske on the CART and IRL circuits in the US and Canada, as well as directing closed-set sessions. In 2001 Michael self-published Wave, a limited-run book of images from a year’s worth of US travels, American Tour in 2008 and state fair & rangefound in 2011 (last three available at Blurb). In between subsequent work moves to LA, NYC, Chicago and Detroit, Michael performed in the US and Europe with the band FORTUNE & MALTESE. Currently, he's shooting images of "environmental urban isolation" for himself and future projects.