Michael A. Downs is a Photographer/Director residing in
Tampa Bay, FL. Most of his shoots take place in Tampa Bay and Miami, FL. He was born in Washington, DC but also spent considerable
time during his early years in San Andres, Colombia.
Michael is considered the authority on ultra sexy photography
of both male & female models. Not only have the masses enjoyed
his work but popular culture and the media have also taken notice.
Tyra Banks, NBC-TV and Ana Nicole (to name a few) have booked his
model discoveries for their shows. Various fashion, lifestyle and
fitness magazines seek him out for layouts and photo shoots.
and his work have been featured prominently in national newspapers,
magazines such as Glamour, US Weekly and on national television including
E! Entertainment, Inside Edition, FOX News, Ricki Lake and numerous
other TV shows. Top agencies have also sought him out for his work
and his keen eye for scouting models.
Michael has discovered, photographed and placed some of the top models
in the business (Wilhelmina, Major, Request, Boss, Next, etc). His discoveries have landed major campaigns with the likes of Ralph Lauren, Abercrombie & Fitch, JC Penney, 2xist, and Macy's to name a few. They've also graced the pages of GQ, Cosmopolitan, Details, Men's Fitness, and other top world publications.
Michael has also photographed a number of national and international celebrities
including Mario Lopez, Norkys Batista (Venezuela), RuPaul, Kristin Bersett (Ms. Florida USA) and Kevin Peake from the Bravo
While Michael is known for his provocative “Maxim”
style photography of male and female models, he is actively expanding
his horizons more into the realm of fashion and commercial photography.
Look for his work in national lifestyle, fitness and fashion magazines.