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Lawyer, photographer, adventurer, traveller, journalist and budding musician; this is Brian Michaels. Brian’s passion for photography began in his early teens as did his passion for music and later the law. Instead of following the artist’s path, Brian chose a profession in the law. He spent 8 years working as a Prosecutor in Los Angeles and as a Civil Rights attorney for the Los Angeles Police Department.

Michaels grew up in the culturally diverse West Hollywood area of Los Angeles, which was a mecca for music in the 1970s and 80s when he was growing up. He began attending live music events on the Sunset Strip when he was 14 years old.

Brian’s love for photography grew out of his obsession for travel. He began travelling in earnest in his early 30s well into his professional career as an attorney. He has travelled most of Western and parts of Eastern Europe. His early travels took him to Europe’s hot spots like Paris and Rome but later moved to the less beaten path when he visited post war Bosnia, Croatia and Montenegro. Brian continued off the beaten path and has now travelled to more than 50 countries on 5 continents.

His first photographic niche was travel photography which he exhibits widely on this website. Some of Michaels favorite destinations are the more exotic and remote and have included Myanmar, Cuba, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, El Salvador, the West Bank, and many other less travelled destinations. Michaels prefers the freedom and adventure of solo travel and pushes himself to go to places most other would not venture alone and finds the richest travel experiences are the ones he spends in solitude on the road.

A passionate student of world history, Michaels travels are often guided by his pursuit of history. Before travelling he immerses himself in the history of the region he is about to discover. Michaels most rewarding photographic experience was also a quasi-journalistic trip. He attended and was a guest at the 60th anniversary of the D-Day landings at the Normandy Beaches in June 2004 where he interviewed and photographed the men of the greatest generation who stormed those same beaches 60 years earlier.

Discovered through social media, Michaels was tapped by a Los Angeles Arts and Music magazine and asked to contribute photography for his life’s other great love; Rock and Roll. Over the course of the last two years Michaels has photographed an astounding number of some of the greatest musical acts of our time, including “The Who” “The Beach Boys” “Van Halen” “The Red Hot Chili Peppers” “Patti Smith” “Robert Plant” “Heart” “X”, “Social Distortion” “Eddie Vedder” “Bryan Ferry” and many more. Michaels now contributes images and journalistic pieces to several music and culture magazines in Southern California.

He shoots with Sony Cameras and is also a budding Bass Guitar Player. When he is not pursuing his many interests he practices criminal defense and has had his own Century City based practice since 2002 and can be found on the web at www.exlaprosecutor.com


Featured Galleries & Collections

SOUTH AMERICA 2015

Visitors 4
215 items
Created 29-Oct-15
Modified 29-Oct-15
SOUTH AMERICA 2015


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Krysta and Trev Wedding Weekend 2016

Visitors 17
51 photos
Created 9-May-16
Modified 9-May-16
Krysta and Trev Wedding Weekend 2016

David Gilmour Hollywood Bowl 3/25/16

Visitors 1
27 photos
Created 28-Mar-16
Modified 28-Mar-16
David Gilmour Hollywood Bowl 3/25/16

New Gallery 24-Jan-16

Visitors 1
31 photos
Created 25-Jan-16
Modified 25-Jan-16
New Gallery 24-Jan-16

California Desert 2016

Visitors 3
46 photos
Created 11-Jan-16
Modified 11-Jan-16
California Desert 2016

SOUTH AMERICA 2015

Visitors 4
215 items
Created 29-Oct-15
Modified 29-Oct-15
SOUTH AMERICA 2015

Abbot Kinney Fest 2015 - Iphone Street Shots

Visitors 1
32 photos
Created 28-Sep-15
Modified 28-Sep-15
Abbot Kinney Fest 2015 - Iphone Street Shots

Hollywood Vampires 9/16/15

Visitors 4
30 photos
Created 17-Sep-15
Modified 17-Sep-15
Hollywood Vampires 9/16/15

Trev and Krysta Engagement 2015

Visitors 33
48 photos
Created 24-Aug-15
Modified 24-Aug-15
Trev and Krysta Engagement 2015


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Slideshow/Overview

Visitors 18
74 photos
Created 17-Dec-12
Modified 17-Dec-12
Slideshow/Overview

Burma 2012. From Yangon to Bagan

Visitors 13
554 photos
Created 17-Dec-12
Modified 17-Dec-12
Burma 2012. From Yangon to Bagan

Jane's Addiction - Santa Barbara 2012

Visitors 9
102 photos
Created 18-Dec-12
Modified 18-Dec-12
Jane's Addiction - Santa Barbara 2012

Patti Smith Band with Flea

Visitors 10
51 photos
Created 18-Dec-12
Modified 18-Dec-12
Patti Smith Band with Flea

Around Los Angeles

Visitors 17
60 photos
Created 12-Mar-13
Modified 12-Mar-13
Around Los Angeles

Egypt, Israel, Jordan and the West Bank

Visitors 6
126 photos
Created 4-Jan-13
Modified 4-Jan-13
Egypt, Israel, Jordan and the West Bank

Sunset Strip Music Festival 2012 featuring X and Ray Manzarek

Visitors 12
54 photos
Created 20-Dec-12
Modified 20-Dec-12
Sunset Strip Music Festival 2012 featuring X and Ray Manzarek

Camp Freddy and Friends 12/20/12

Visitors 14
120 photos
Created 22-Dec-12
Modified 22-Dec-12
Camp Freddy and Friends 12/20/12

Tom Morello and the Nightwatchmen @ The Troubador

Visitors 5
27 photos
Created 22-Dec-12
Modified 22-Dec-12
Tom Morello and the Nightwatchmen @ The Troubador

Camp Freddy Sound Check 12/21/12 @ The Roxy

Visitors 10
63 photos
Created 24-Dec-12
Modified 24-Dec-12
Camp Freddy Sound Check 12/21/12 @ The Roxy

Camp Freddy Night 3 12/22/12

Visitors 17
73 photos
Created 24-Dec-12
Modified 24-Dec-12
Camp Freddy Night 3 12/22/12

Around California. Santa Barbara, LaJolla, Carmel, Joshua Tree and Santa Cruz

Visitors 7
130 photos
Created 7-Jan-13
Modified 7-Jan-13
Around California. Santa Barbara, LaJolla, Carmel, Joshua Tree and Santa Cruz

Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Club Nokia 2012

Visitors 6
16 photos
Created 3-Jan-13
Modified 3-Jan-13
Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Club Nokia 2012

The UK and Ireland

Visitors 15
71 photos
Created 4-Jan-13
Modified 4-Jan-13
The UK and Ireland

Fiji

Visitors 8
42 photos
Created 4-Jan-13
Modified 4-Jan-13
Fiji

New Orleans

Visitors 6
9 photos
Created 4-Jan-13
Modified 4-Jan-13
New Orleans

Marina Del Rey, California

Visitors 10
61 photos
Created 1-Apr-13
Modified 1-Apr-13
Marina Del Rey, California

Venice Beach, California

Visitors 12
95 photos
Created 17-Mar-13
Modified 17-Mar-13
Venice Beach, California

Singapore 2012

Visitors 5
132 photos
Created 7-Jan-13
Modified 7-Jan-13
Singapore 2012

Bryan Ferry at the Greek Theatre 2011

Visitors 7
22 photos
Created 7-Jan-13
Modified 7-Jan-13
Bryan Ferry at the Greek Theatre 2011

Social Distortion and X at the Santa Monica Civic 2011

Visitors 5
76 photos
Created 7-Jan-13
Modified 7-Jan-13
Social Distortion and X at the Santa Monica Civic 2011

The Balkans

Visitors 3
81 photos
Created 7-Jan-13
Modified 7-Jan-13
The Balkans

The Beach Boys @ The Santa Barbara County Bowl 2012

Visitors 4
36 photos
Created 7-Jan-13
Modified 7-Jan-13
The Beach Boys @ The Santa Barbara County Bowl 2012

Rafael Saddiq & Band of Skulls at the Annenberg Museum of Photography, Summer 2012 Los Angeles

Visitors 1
92 photos
Created 7-Jan-13
Modified 7-Jan-13
Rafael Saddiq & Band of Skulls at the Annenberg Museum of Photography, Summer 2012 Los Angeles

Woody Guthrie Centennial Concert, Club Nokia, Los Angeles 2012

Visitors 2
44 photos
Created 7-Jan-13
Modified 7-Jan-13
Woody Guthrie Centennial Concert, Club Nokia, Los Angeles 2012

Van Halen

Visitors 9
51 photos
Created 8-Jan-13
Modified 8-Jan-13
Van Halen

Gregg Allman @ UCLA 1/11/13

Visitors 24
71 photos
Created 12-Jan-13
Modified 12-Jan-13
Gregg Allman @ UCLA 1/11/13

The Black Keys w/ Tegan and Sara

Visitors 9
50 photos
Created 16-Jan-13
Modified 16-Jan-13
The Black Keys w/ Tegan and Sara

English Beat w/ Bushwalla

Visitors 1
12 photos
Created 16-Jan-13
Modified 16-Jan-13
English Beat w/ Bushwalla

primus

Visitors 2
14 photos
Created 16-Jan-13
Modified 16-Jan-13
primus

Angkor Wat in Infrared

Visitors 4
27 photos
Created 16-Jan-13
Modified 16-Jan-13
Angkor Wat in Infrared

Hot 92.3 Winter Funk Concert 1/19/13

Visitors 9
95 photos
Created 20-Jan-13
Modified 20-Jan-13
Hot 92.3 Winter Funk Concert 1/19/13

The Who in Los Angeles 1/30/13

Visitors 235
122 photos
Created 1-Feb-13
Modified 1-Feb-13
The Who in Los Angeles 1/30/13

Soundgarden at the Wiltern Theatre Los Angeles 2/15/13

Visitors 67
52 photos
Created 17-Feb-13
Modified 17-Feb-13
Soundgarden at the Wiltern Theatre Los Angeles 2/15/13

Paul Weller @ The Greek Theatre Los Angeles

Visitors 2
48 photos
Created 17-Mar-13
Modified 17-Mar-13
Paul Weller @ The Greek Theatre Los Angeles

"Madness" at Club Nokia Los Angeles

Visitors 5
20 photos
Created 17-Mar-13
Modified 17-Mar-13
"Madness" at Club Nokia Los Angeles

Hootenanny 2012 featuring Reverend Horton Heat and Rancid, Orange County, Ca

Visitors 2
126 photos
Created 17-Mar-13
Modified 17-Mar-13
Hootenanny 2012 featuring Reverend Horton Heat and Rancid, Orange County, Ca

Marhsall Crenshaw and Dave Alvin

Visitors 1
78 photos
Created 17-Mar-13
Modified 17-Mar-13
Marhsall Crenshaw and Dave Alvin

Personalities

Visitors 11
7 photos
Created 26-Mar-13
Modified 26-Mar-13
Personalities

Toots and The Maytalls @ The House of Blues, Los Angeles

Visitors 1
40 photos
Created 29-Mar-13
Modified 29-Mar-13
Toots and The Maytalls @ The House of Blues, Los Angeles

Cuba

Visitors 4
122 photos
Created 29-Sep-14
Modified 29-Sep-14
Cuba

Local Interest Photos - Around Los Angeles

Visitors 17
22 photos
Created 1-Apr-13
Modified 1-Apr-13
Local Interest Photos - Around Los Angeles

Vietnam

Visitors 4
57 photos
Created 28-Sep-14
Modified 28-Sep-14
Vietnam

Santa Ynez Valley April 2013

Visitors 20
93 photos
Created 8-Apr-13
Modified 8-Apr-13
Santa Ynez Valley April 2013

New Order @ The Santa Barbara County Bowl

Visitors 1
41 photos
Created 20-Apr-13
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New Order @ The Santa Barbara County Bowl

El Salvador 2013

Visitors 2
132 photos
Created 10-May-13
Modified 10-May-13
El Salvador 2013

Belize 2013

Visitors 12
249 photos
Created 10-May-13
Modified 10-May-13
Belize 2013

UCLA Reggae Fest 2013 featuring Barrington Levy and Ziggy Marley

Visitors 5
61 photos
Created 30-May-13
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UCLA Reggae Fest 2013 featuring Barrington Levy and Ziggy Marley

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals @ The LA Shrine Auditorium

Visitors 21
30 photos
Created 28-Jun-13
Modified 28-Jun-13
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals @ The LA Shrine Auditorium

Robert Plant @ The Shrine Audtiorium

Visitors 14
54 photos
Created 28-Jun-13
Modified 28-Jun-13
Robert Plant @ The Shrine Audtiorium

Wolfmother in Los Angeles 7/15 & 7/22/13

Visitors 3
46 photos
Created 24-Jul-13
Modified 24-Jul-13
Wolfmother in Los Angeles 7/15 & 7/22/13

Heart w/ Jason Bonham Experience

Visitors 11
48 photos
Created 4-Sep-13
Modified 4-Sep-13
Heart w/ Jason Bonham Experience

Mammoth Mountain, California

Visitors 12
79 photos
Created 4-Sep-13
Modified 4-Sep-13
Mammoth Mountain, California

A little Runyon

Visitors 4
11 photos
Created 27-Sep-13
Modified 27-Sep-13
A little Runyon

Abbot Kinney Fest - Venice 2013

Visitors 6
65 photos
Created 30-Sep-13
Modified 30-Sep-13
Abbot Kinney Fest - Venice 2013

California Central Coast - October 2013

Visitors 15
80 photos
Created 20-Oct-13
Modified 20-Oct-13
California Central Coast - October 2013

Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck - The Greek Theatre 2013

Visitors 1
56 photos
Created 22-Oct-13
Modified 22-Oct-13
Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck - The Greek Theatre 2013

Bass Player Magazine Live Concert - Fonda Theatre 2013

Visitors 8
51 photos
Created 12-Nov-13
Modified 12-Nov-13
Bass Player Magazine Live Concert - Fonda Theatre 2013

Pearl Jam

Visitors 8
67 photos
Created 25-Nov-13
Modified 25-Nov-13
Pearl Jam

Egypt

Visitors 5
171 photos
Created 12-Dec-13
Modified 12-Dec-13
Egypt

Laos

Visitors 2
85 photos
Created 12-Dec-13
Modified 12-Dec-13
Laos

Cambodia

Visitors 6
180 photos
Created 30-Sep-14
Modified 30-Sep-14
Cambodia

Del Mar - Torrey Pines

Visitors 10
62 photos
Created 23-Mar-14
Modified 23-Mar-14
Del Mar - Torrey Pines

Doheny Days 2012 Featuring Jimmy Eats World, Mishka, Santigold and Jane's Addiction

Visitors 1
33 photos
Created 31-Mar-14
Modified 31-Mar-14
Doheny Days 2012 Featuring Jimmy Eats World, Mishka, Santigold and Jane's Addiction

Del Mar April 2014

Visitors 4
52 photos
Created 14-Apr-14
Modified 14-Apr-14
Del Mar April 2014

hollywood flea market

Visitors 8
24 photos
Created 26-May-14
Modified 26-May-14
hollywood flea market

Ramones Tribute Concert - Hollywood, August 2014

Visitors 3
32 photos
Created 29-Aug-14
Modified 29-Aug-14
Ramones Tribute Concert - Hollywood, August 2014

Malibu - August 2014

Visitors 6
40 photos
Created 29-Aug-14
Modified 29-Aug-14
Malibu - August 2014

Central America

Visitors 1
55 photos
Created 28-Sep-14
Modified 28-Sep-14
Central America

South America

Visitors 1
73 photos
Created 28-Sep-14
Modified 28-Sep-14
South America

Taipei, Taiwan

Visitors 0
48 photos
Created 28-Sep-14
Modified 28-Sep-14
Taipei, Taiwan

Europe - Volume 1

Visitors 4
45 photos
Created 30-Sep-14
Modified 30-Sep-14
Europe - Volume 1

Europe 2

Visitors 1
36 photos
Created 2-Oct-14
Modified 2-Oct-14
Europe 2

Joshua Tree 2014

Visitors 2
59 photos
Created 17-Nov-14
Modified 17-Nov-14
Joshua Tree 2014

LA Winter 2014

Visitors 4
23 photos
Created 1-Dec-14
Modified 1-Dec-14
LA Winter 2014

Zack Wylde with Royal Machines 2014

Visitors 7
44 photos
Created 22-Dec-14
Modified 22-Dec-14
Zack Wylde with Royal Machines 2014

Libson 2014

Visitors 22
169 photos
Created 7-Jan-15
Modified 7-Jan-15
Libson 2014

Lisbon 2014 Gallery 1

Visitors 1
8 photos
Created 28-Dec-14
Modified 28-Dec-14
Lisbon 2014 Gallery 1

French Riviera 2014-2015

Visitors 5
149 photos
Created 7-Jan-15
Modified 7-Jan-15
French Riviera 2014-2015

French Riviera 2015

Visitors 15
133 photos
Created 6-Jan-15
Modified 6-Jan-15
French Riviera 2015

Paris 2015

Visitors 15
74 photos
Created 7-Jan-15
Modified 7-Jan-15
Paris 2015

Trev and Krysta Engagement 2015

Visitors 33
48 photos
Created 24-Aug-15
Modified 24-Aug-15
Trev and Krysta Engagement 2015

Hollywood Vampires 9/16/15

Visitors 4
30 photos
Created 17-Sep-15
Modified 17-Sep-15
Hollywood Vampires 9/16/15

Abbot Kinney Fest 2015 - Iphone Street Shots

Visitors 1
32 photos
Created 28-Sep-15
Modified 28-Sep-15
Abbot Kinney Fest 2015 - Iphone Street Shots

SOUTH AMERICA 2015

Visitors 4
215 items
Created 29-Oct-15
Modified 29-Oct-15
SOUTH AMERICA 2015

California Desert 2016

Visitors 3
46 photos
Created 11-Jan-16
Modified 11-Jan-16
California Desert 2016

New Gallery 24-Jan-16

Visitors 1
31 photos
Created 25-Jan-16
Modified 25-Jan-16
New Gallery 24-Jan-16

David Gilmour Hollywood Bowl 3/25/16

Visitors 1
27 photos
Created 28-Mar-16
Modified 28-Mar-16
David Gilmour Hollywood Bowl 3/25/16

Krysta and Trev Wedding Weekend 2016

Visitors 17
51 photos
Created 9-May-16
Modified 9-May-16
Krysta and Trev Wedding Weekend 2016
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