MICHAEL VERITY is a highly-respected photographer based in Portland, Oregon. His specialties are headshots for actors and models, modeling portfolios, senior pictures and advertising photography.
His acting clients have appeared in numerous feature films with actors such as James Franco, Michael Pitt and Hannah Marks and on TV shows that include Grimm, Z-Nation, The Librarians and Law & Order.
His acting and modeling clients are represented by a long list of agencies including Abrams Artists Agency, The Osbrink Agency and Zuri Model & Talent (Los Angeles), JE Talent (San Francisco), Big Fish NW (Seattle) and Option Model and Media, Puddletown Talent, Q6, Ryan Artists and Sports + Lifestyle Unlimited (Portland).
Michael was born and raised in upstate New York. He spent Saturday mornings during the fall and winter taking art classes and going to the library, where he immersed himself in books about great photographers like Richard Avedon, Annie Leibovitz, Albert Watson and Yousuf Karsh. His Dad, an advertising executive, instilled in him a love of the commercial photography he saw in The New York Times Magazine, Vogue and Harper's Bazaar.
Michael took his first photos at 10 years old, using his Mom’s Kodak Instamatic camera while on a trip to Disney World. Since then he’s worked as a newspaper and sports photojournalist, exhibited his work in shows and galleries and had his concert photographs published in magazines worldwide. He founded MICHAEL VERITY PHOTOGRAPHY in 2010 to pursue his passion for creating beautiful and authentic portraits of kids, teens and adults.
Prior to working as a photographer, Michael was a radio announcer and freelance music journalist and spent many years in the magazine publishing business with companies like IDG and Robb Report. A lover of baseball, green tea and big furry dogs, he lives in Portland with his wife, an acting coach; three kids, two of whom are actors; three dogs, none of whom are actors; two cats and a goat named Latte.