Michel Leroy is a New York-based entertainment and advertising photographer with a produced style that captures an authentic connection to real personalities. From celebrity chefs to Olympic athletes, the images reveal a level of comfort and vitality shared amongst friends.
Driving a mile past the end of the main Boulder Route, after the pavement ends, is the log cabin where Michel grew up. Milk, eggs, and butter came from the O'Shenko ranch down the valley, meat came from their own herd of Herefords, and vegetables came from the garden. Every month the family would pile into the Suburban and drive down to the ranch supply stores in Livingston, Montana. What seemed like a journey across the world at the time was the beginning of a lifelong thirst for travel. From the end of that dirt road to his office in Manhattan, Michel has always enjoyed new places and made fast friends.
The good fortune of his early career afforded Michel the opportunity to travel the globe assisting magazines and companies with the common goal of photographing the people that define our time: from China’s leading industrialists in Shanghai to Nobel laureate economists in Paris to former President George W. Bush in the White House.
Repeatedly, corporate clients including The Food Network, Adidas, Nike, Intel, Lenovo, GE, Pfizer, Bayer and L'Oreal have trusted Michel to connect their brands to customers through images with insight and humanity. His editorial work has appeared in The Huffington Post, The New York Times, People Magazine and The Times (UK).
Michel is the first to tell you, photography can be so much greater than just the sum of its parts. "It's magic when everything comes together. However, the tangible results my clients' demand are not the result of magic or luck, but the sheer force of will. Through solid concepts and creative collaboration, everything is possible. Through experience what is possible becomes repeatable and that's what my clients expect. Repeatable results, on budget and on time, every time."