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Featured Summer Program Faculty: Michael Daks


Michael Daks will teach The Fashion Editorial in the PCA Summer Program.

Michael Daks is an English Photographer/Director currently based in Paris after a 15 year stint in NYC. He has worked as a fashion and portrait photographer in London, Paris, Milan and New York City, with clients including The New York Times Magazine, Untitled Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, The Tatler, Cosmopolitan, SELF, Redbook, Seventeen, YM, Variety, Rolling Stone, Blender, VIBE, The Source, XXL, The Observer Magazine, The Telegraph magazine, The Independent magazine, The Sunday Times magazine, FHM, Maxim, Sportswear International, Brill’s Content, TV Guide USA and Germany, HG, World of Interiors, BLITZ, iD, The Face, L’Uomo Vogue, Vogue Hommes International, SONY records, BMG, RCA, Vidal Sassoon, MTV, Levi’s, Van Heusen,BELSTAFF, Drizabone, Arcadia, Burtons, Energie Jeans & GAP.

Michael’s work has been exhibited internationally, most notably at the ‘Europ – L’art sans frontières’ exhibition in Paris in 1992 curated by César, The Milk Gallery in NYC in 2005, the Proud Gallery in London in 2010 and at The Pavillon des Lettres in Paris in June 2014. In 2010 he turned his attention to directing fashion films & music videos. His video installation TARA DANCING was showcased in Paris as part of the Untitled Magazine exhibition at the Visionaire’s Gallery, and his fashion film WISH YOU WERE HERE was shown at the soiree du Louvre benefit, 2011. His fashion film GIRL FRIDAY was shown at THE BIG SCREEN PLAZA in Midtown Manhattan and during the Cannes Film Festival in 2012 and it has been viewed over 125,000 times on youtube. As well, his short film THE BUTTERFLYCOLLECTOR has now been viewed over 500,000 times. Michael’s portraits of Dennis Potter & Kenneth Branagh are in the permanent collection of The National Portrait Gallery in London. His fashion work for BLITZ magazine was recently exhibited at the ICA in London, and published in the book ‘AS SEEN IN BLITZFASHIONING 80’s STYLE’ by Iain R. Webb (April 2014).

Learn more about Michael’s class The Fashion Editorial.

Check out Michael Dak’s website.