Michael Radin grew up in Los Angeles. As a teenager he became interested in photography. His first teacher was the family’s professional photographer. He went on to get his Master of Fine Arts from UCDavis in the 70s and studied with Robert Frank, Bob Arneson, Wayne Thiebaud, and Harvey Himelfarb. Other influences on Michael’s work include Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Moholy-Nagy.
Michael’s process is to play with the camera until some idea intrigues him enough that he embarks on a project that may last for many years. His work reflects his fascination with images that bend reality and challenge the way we have traditionally looked at things.
His work has been shown in various galleries, both nationally and internationally, and it was published in the 100th Anniversary issue of Lenswork. Robert Frank included Michael in his 1996 book Thank You.
After a many years traveling the US as a programming consultant, Michael came back to Davis and is involved in the local art community.