MICHAEL VERITY is a highly-respected portrait photographer working in Portland and Los Angeles. His specialties are headshots for actors, models and business people, modeling portfolios, senior pictures and advertising and editorial photography.
His acting clients have appeared in films with James Franco, Michael Pitt and Hannah Marks and on TV shows like Grimm, Z-Nation, The Librarians and Law & Order. His modeling clients are represented by a long list of agencies including Abrams Artists Agency, Arthouse Talent, The Osbrink Agency, Puddletown Talent, Q6, Ryan Artists and Sports + Lifestyle Unlimited. His advertising clients include Bru-Pom Hair Pomade, Wind-Blox Cycling, DanceWorks Performing Arts and The Locksmythe Hair Salon.
MICHAEL VERITY was born and raised in New York by art-loving parents. Saturday mornings were filled with art classes and trips to the library where he immersed himself in books about great photographers like Richard Avedon, Annie Leibovitz and Yousuf Karsh. His Dad, an advertising executive, instilled in him a love of the editorial photography of 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 childhood 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, who are born actors; and a goat named Latte.