Michael Brosnan was born in Brisbane, Australia into an engineering family. His mother a school teacher, whose passion was art and would paint paintings of aboriginal babies playing with Australian wildlife on black velvet.

It wasn’t until Brosnan picked up a copy of American GQ and then Vogue in his teens that his passion for photography was truly ignited. Photographers like Herb Ritz and Bruce Weber became his inspiration.

There was no career path for Fashion Photography as seen in Vogue or GQ, so Brosnan went on to study a BA in Modern Asian Studies at Griffith University and the University of Queensland. During his studies, Brosnan modeled for Vivien’s Models, Brisbane appearing in tv commercials and fashion shows.  He graduated with a major in Japanese language and economics, which later took him onto Tokyo, Japan where he lived and worked for 3 years.

Brosnan became friends with Japan’s top fashion stylist Masahiro Kurokawa and through him met Japan’s top fashion photographer Kazuhiro Kobayashi. Kobayashi saw how much Brosnan loved the work that he invited him to act as an interpreter on his studio shoots and sometimes would work for him as a model.

Greg Gorman also influenced Brosnan to pick up the camera. He met him at his show in Tokyo and he later invited him to the states where he would help out in the studio and on sets.

Brosnan moved to Paris, France for the next 3 years where he would test shoot for France’s top model agencies. After France, he moved to London and began shooting Editorial for magazines. In 2006 he went back to school and was accepted by Central Saint Martin’s and graduated with a Bachelor of Honours in Graphic Design. He worked as an Art Director for Moussaieff Jewellers and has worked as a Digital Designer for various fashion labels.

In 2016 Brosnan decided to pick up the camera once again. His photography explores a reflection of the decisive moment found in modern portraiture photography where sensuality becomes the essences of one’s natural beauty. “it’s about chemistry that happens between myself and the model”.

Fashion is about creating a story, combined with interesting locations and smart styling to create a context into which the story is told. The more relevant and real the story becomes the more fascinating it is in a historical context and the more you play with juxtaposition the more you provoke one’s mind into the realm of art and creativity. However, capturing the instant or the moment that never can be replicated is what photography is truly about”.