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En Foco Photographer

The Edge Of Darkness

Michael Young | New York, United States

Ghost World

Born and raised in Brooklyn, now residing in the Bronx, I’m a street, portrait and documentary photographer.

My work captures reality but presents it so that the mundane is altered to depict a world that evokes a sense of isolation and separation.

I am influenced by Saul Leiter, Stanley Cortez, and Fan Ho and their use of contrast between light and shadow.

My approach requires the manipulation of light. I use the available light, and as it moves, it creates an atmosphere far different from what we see with our own eyes, paralleling the shifting light to transforming emotional states. I want you to experience a connection when you look at my work.

My goal is to summon beauty from the plainest elements and create work that makes you feel a part of my experience and gives you a front seat to the world the way I see it.


Michael Young is a portrait, street and documentary photographer born and raised in Brooklyn and currently resides in the Bronx, New York with his wife Kenya and Daughter Nya.

His work as a photographer is centered around his love of light and shadow which fuels his passion for creating.

Mr.Young's has been featured in the “Black Documents: Freedom” exhibit honoring renowned photographer Jamel Shabazz at the Andrew Freedman Home in the Bronx 2017. His work has also been featured in multiple exhibitions at the Bronx Documentary Center, Bronx Art Space, and Longwood Art Gallery and a multimedia New York Times presentation for Bill Cunningham at Photoville in 2016. In addition, he’s had several images on display at the Roberto Clemente Plaza temporary gallery in the South Bronx. Young was the featured artist in Caiman Hostos Community College Magazine Fall 2017. His photographs can also be found in publications such as Black+White Photography Magazine, Almost Magazine, and Streets of New York by Mendo.

Michael Young



Instagram @mgyoungphotography

Twitter @youngsol

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