Michael Kai is a Melbourne-based photographer. Born in a town close to Berlin, Germany, Michael spent two years as a documentary photographer in post-war Kosovo before pursuing further studies in Germany and Australia. Since 2005, Michael has worked primarily as a commissioned photographer. His distinctive style incorporates a striking balance of colour, a clean, graphical approach to composition and the use of negative space to frame clear focal points, creating images that are both simple and visually arresting.
ANZ, Apple, Arko Design, ALE Property Group, Aloha Pools, Audi, Bankwest, Beaton Global, Bell Potter, Burbank, Caterpillar, Camberwell Girls Grammar, Canon, CareSuper, City of Melbourne, Cobalt Niche Design, CBA, Decor8, Earp Bros, F1RST Tax & Duty Free, Department of Primary Industries & Environment, Feelgood Designs, Fujifilm, FutureFund, Hafele, Hall & Wilcox Lawyers, Hudsons Coffee, International Equity, Jardan, Lacoste, Marc Pascal, Melbourne Airport, Myer, National Storage, Nissan, RACV, RailCorp, Rheem, Didier Design, Rubicon, Schindler, SoundCon, Stihl, SvenskaKJ, The Sufferfest, The Australian Ballet, TUSMA, Vaughan Construction, VicSuper, VicUrban, Virgin Fitness, Viridian Glass, Westfield Retail Trust, WorkSafe, Visy, Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine
AGENCIES & STUDIOS
AJF, Accelerator, Artbeat, Bite Visual, Flame Design, BMF, Buck, BurnsBridge Sweett, Commotion Creative, Elmwood Design, DDB Worldwide, Goodby Silverstein & Partners, Hakuhodo Singapore, JWT, Kube Design, Langdon Lorraine, OMG Creative, One Small Step Collective, Precinct, Ross Barr & Associates, Saatchi & Saatchi, Sierra Delta, Studio HiHo, Vetro Design, Volume, Wellmark, Whybin TBWA
For all architectural clients and projects please refer to the listing on individual image captions.
HeadOn Momento Book Award, Int. Color Award, Adobe Design Achievement Award, Arte Laguna Int. Photography Prize, RedDot Award, Winner Linden Postcard Show, Nikon Photo Contest International, Canon ProfiFoto Award, ACMP Projections Best Commercial & Overall Photographer
2013 HeadOn Awards, State Library of New South Wales; 2012 Sub1000, Edmund Pearce Gallery, Melbourne; 2012 CamArt, Camberwell Girls Grammar, Melbourne; 2012 The World Is Yours, Edmund Pearce Gallery, Melbourne; 2011 International Color Awards; 2009 This Side Up, Galerie Breuer, Munich, Germany; 2008 This Side Up, Galleria d'Arte l'Occhio, Venice, Italy
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