It’s hard to believe that we met almost 15 years ago. When we first met, I thought you were just "another photographer.” Little did I know that your passion and creativity in photography would soon set the foundation for a friendship that has helped me through the good times and the bad. I am honored to have you as a friend.
[helen woskob, Vice President, AW & Sons Enterprise, Inc.]
Michael has a way of making every client feel as though they are his most important project. His attention to details, his creativity on shots and his special way of making you feel comfortable has turned into some of the best photos I have ever had
[brenda watson, President/Founder, Renew Life]
I believe what sticks out to me about Michael is his undying passion to create the very best image, idea, concept and then project that in such a way that it separates itself from the everyday mundane transformation of ideas and art into our society. I was struck from the beginning on how he knew what our image should be and you helped us present that…. Michael is much more than a professional photographer….he has a keen sense of style, image and creativity which allows him to use the medium of the picture taking to do much more than simply capture a moment in time
[jack infield, President, Graystone Bank]
Faced with inhuman deadlines, the product development, art design and delivery were more than impressive and far beyond expectations and incredibly creative
[paul stache, President, SMOKE]
We developed quite a friendly relationship over the past few projects and our off-the-wall requests. Michael has always been there for us when we needed him at a drop of a dime. He is always flexible and rearranging his schedule for us proving to us that we are an important client to him.
[karen maggi, Project Engineer, Whiting-Turner]
Dynamic, innovative, and passionate…there are no better words to describe Michael. His dedication to my project and the quality of the images was phenomenal. I had a fantastic experience working alongside a true creative genius.
[tara carson, Director of Marketing, Eberly College of Science, PSU]
michael is a consummate professional, creative leader, source of encouragement, a daring photographer, a bit of psychologist and now a good friend.
[ellen pomeroy, Sr. Legal Counsel, Rockefeller Trust]
If I had to give you one word to describe Michael and his studio, it would be this: EXEMPLAR. Dedicated, enthusiastic, and absorbingly charismatic, he brings every project to its highest level with his exceptional creativity, fresh ideas, and attention to detail. I don’t know anyone who works as hard as Michael, and to have him on your team means success
[kristin loberg, National & NY Times Best Selling Writer]
Michael's ability to quickly understand what we are trying to create with our shoot and turn it into an action plan is what makes him a cut above the rest. In all honesty when we do work together I get tired just watching him put all the pieces together!
[jake ray, Director of Executive MBA, Smeal College of Business, PSU]
I'm so relieved this shoot is done and impressed by how quickly you were able to make it happen, not to mention the photos came out great! Phew.
[lucille pino, Director of Annual Giving, Geisinger]
before Michael filled a single frame, he took time to get to know us.. he walked campus, asked questions, read up on us, the better to capture our unusual campus... his unflagging attention to detail, quality, and service are evident in everything he provides
[gabriel welsch, Assistant V.P. of Marketing, Juniata College]
Part of the reason for this success was the attention to detail that Michael puts into to each of his projects... Very often artists, photographers and other creative individuals are not open to outside input. However, Michael welcomes these suggestions and works to incorporate them into his work... Michael is a preferred vendor of ours, but I consider him a friend
[jerry adams, Director of Media, Renew Life]
Working with Michael has been an absolutely phenomenal experience
[chip harrison, Director of Strength Training and Fitness, PSU]
Michael is extremely creative, has great artistic direction and vision, thinks out of the box, and is truly brilliant
[amy wechsler, National Authority on Dermatology and Psychiatry]
Black Sun brings suberb creativity,service and artisitic intuition to each and every project. We know the end product will always be excellent, of high quality, and worthy of our national reputation
[kim aboud, Manager, Public Relations/Marketing, Geisinger Health System]
Working with Michael is like taking in a big breath of fresh air. You may feel a little dizzy at first, but then the clarity and the calm overwhelm you
[cheri sinclair, Marketing Director School of Theatre, PSU]
Each project that I undertake with him allows me to see with greater clarity the amazing skill, dedication to detail, and willingness to go the extra mile to get it just right... whatever he commits his time to and gives the Michael Black touch seems to turn to gold
[sam richards, Faculty and Director of the World in Conversation Project, PSU]
I have never in my 15 years of communications work worked with a photographer that is more committed to getting great images than Michael
[jason oakman, Owner, XSALTA]
In my mind, Michael is a miracle worker!... Michael was not even fazed by the circumstance... Michael had all kinds of gadgets. I think he even had his own Doppler radar to evaluate the local weather
[craig cameron, Paul Berg Professor Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, PSU]
Michael's passion for his work comes out not only in his photos, but in the time he dedicates to their presentation and attention to the level of satisfaction of his customers
[gretchen weaver, Marketing Director, NPC]
Michael captured my spirit and soul. I will always be pure in front of his camera. His artwork is excellent!
[kengo nakamura, Recording Artist, 55 Records]
Michael captured exactly those elements and he did it by really listening to what I was trying to accomplish and then making very creative suggestions as to how we could make it happen
[bob beaury, LQuest Partners]
Michael is one of the few Photographers who does it all. He not only shot my photos for my CD, but did all of the design and art direction beautifully!
[michelle carr, Recording Artist, Salt Box Records]
Our business has enjoyed a decade long relationship with Michael. Michael’s talent and creativity are only surpassed by the quality of his work
[leo delorenzo, COO, AW & Sons]