Michael Lawrence's professional life has been a twisting and turning path of wildly divergent artistic careers. His time as a jazz guitarist included studio & stage work, arranging, conducting and doing basically anything possible to turn jazz pennies into real life dollars. A gig in the Caribbean led to diving, an enduring love of the ocean, extensive travel and an expression of his varied world experiences through both words and photography.
In addition to tens of thousands of images published worldwide over the past two decades, Michael's travels have resulted in hundreds of articles for dive, nature and travel publications. He has also authored two books for the Lonely Planet series of Diving and Snorkeling Guides (The Bahamas and Dominica), these volumes featuring his images exclusively.
Michael's images have been prominently featured in ad campaigns for Bermuda, The Bahamas, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, the Turks & Caicos, Barbados, Dominica, the Cayman Islands and other island destinations. Other clients include publications such as Audubon, Nat'l Geo, Skin Diver, Scuba Diving and Sport Diver, cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean, Renaissance, Carnival and Holland America as well as numerous corporate entities.
Michael Lawrence's extensive stock library is represented in part by Lonely Planet Images.