A worldwide journey is embodied within American photographer Michael Filonow’s works. Architecture and nature are Filonow’s main inspirations and are embodied by him in different ways as the artist seeks to “Show the beauty in the world around us, from a fresh new perspective”.
Born in Rhode Island, Filonow graduated from Syracuse University with a BS in Aerospace Engineering. After graduating he went directly into the US Air Force to become a pilot. This spurred his passion for traveling, which he fulfilled by working as a model throughout Europe and Asia. While his modeling career was taking off, his love of photography started, and Filonow took inspiration from working with and observing some of the finest fashion photographers in the world. He found himself photographing other models as well as all the beautiful places he visited, and it wasn’t long before photography became his sole career. He continued to live and work in Europe, this time as a photographer, continuously developing his eye and love for photography. “A classically beautiful picture never goes out of style,” as exemplified by Filonow’s work.