Michael Tucciarone was born in 1955 in Brooklyn, New York, the oldest of four siblings. In 1969 Michael’s family moved to Queens, NY. He attended public schools until High School, then he attended and graduated from Catholic HS in 1974. He then attended Trade schools for HVAC, Computer Networking, and also received a Certificate of Completion from the New York Institute of Photography.
Michael now makes his home on Long Island, New York. His photographic journey started in the late 1970’s when he was given an old Petri 35mm camera by his wife to be. As he started recording their journey together with family and friends, his love of photography grew. In order to advance his knowledge of photography, Michael joined a local camera club, other photographic organizations and also started attending more and more seminars on photography. For many years he freelanced as a wedding photographer for multiple studios and also did wedding and portrait work for his own clients.
After taking a sabbatical from his wedding and portrait work, he again started shooting, this time more for himself and his own artistic self-expression, mixing film and digital photography. He is always looking to expand his artistic work, and while he still enjoys shooting weddings and portraits, he most enjoys shooting landscapes and cityscapes.