Michael Tay

Michael Tay is a famous American photographer, writer, actor, and even a musician. Born and raised in Manhattan, became interested in photography as a child, which is conducted with a camera in hand, waiting for the time of age, when a photograph he finally be able to deal with professionally.
In 1973, Michael receives education and became a student of such famous masters, and "monsters" photos, Arnold Newman and Philippe Halsman, which, of course, could not have its influence on his work. Talent Michael loudly declared itself immediately, and soon after the start of training the newly-born genius of all photos published in the magazine of Andy Warhol «Interview Magazine».

It was from that moment, Michael's career as a photographer Taya goes up dramatically. Such publications as «GQ», «Harper's Bazaar», «Vogue», «Esquire», «Premiere», «Entertainment Weekly», «Newsweek» race sought to get his shots. But despite this success, Michael for some time, leave photos, fully devoting himself to filming in movies and on television. In 1991, he moved to Los Angeles, where he lives to this day.
His photographs are extremely natural experiences on the emotional and situational level, which gives the images an amazing charm and uniqueness of the moment.





Robin Wright Penn, Dylan Penn and Sean Penn, at home, Malibu 1991.




John Travolta, New York, 1975.




Kiefer Sutherland, looking east on Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, 1993.




Harvey Keitel and daughter Stella, House, New York, 1985.




Gary Oldman, Los Angeles, 1993.



Elizabeth Taylor, Los Angeles, 1989.



Sandra Bullock, at his home in Los Angeles in 1993.



Muhammad Ali, New York, 1986.



Andy Warhol and Sylvia Miles, factory, New York, 1976.



Andy Warhol, the factory, New York, 1975.

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Allen Ginsberg, East 14th Street, New York, 1974.



Michael Stipe, Los Angeles, 1994.



Daniel Day Lewis, New York, 1989.



Walter Matthau, Los Angeles, 1993.



Walter Matthau, Los Angeles, 1993.



Farrah Fawcett, Vancouver, 1983.



Ralph Lauren, New York, 1975.



Chevy Chase and John Belushi, New York, 1976.



Faye Dunaway, Los Angeles, 1995.



Faye Dunaway, Los Angeles, 1995.



Michael Jackson, New York, 1977.



Michael Jackson, New York, 1977.



Cuba Gooding Jr.



Sean Penn, Los Angeles, 1988.



Dennis Hopper and Viggo Mortensen, Omaha, 1990.



Armand Assante, Jack Nicholson and Danny DeVito, Pittsburgh, 1992.



Danny DeVito, New York, 1991.



Michelle Pfeiffer as the "Catwoman", Los Angeles, 1991.



Kathleen Turner, New York, 1988.



Jodie Foster, Los Angeles, 1994.



River Phoenix, his latest photo shoot in Los Angeles, 1993.



River Phoenix, his latest photo shoot in Los Angeles, 1993.



River Phoenix, his latest photo shoot in Los Angeles, 1993.



River Phoenix, House, Gainesville, 1987.



Harvey Keitel and Robert De Niro, New York, 1989.



Julia Roberts, Venice Beach, 1989.



Julia Roberts and mother, Betty Lou, South Carolina, 1990.



Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland, Montana, 1990.



Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland, South Carolina, 1990.




Kiefer Sutherland and Ray Liotta, Santa Barbara, 2001.



Michael Tay at work

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