Michael Andreas Endregaard. Born in Norway to a Norwegian father and Brazilian mother, I grew up in Germany before moving to the United States, where I landed in Michigan. I graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Marketing before moving to Chicago for my first "real" job as some would say. While ever so grateful for the position I held, I knew it wasn't something that really aligned with my personality and dreams. I've always wanted to do clothing, which is how I stumbled into the creative world. Myself and two friends who were in similar career situations formed "Project Liaison," a collective aimed at hosting networking events in Chicago for creatives around the arts. We all wanted to feel a sense of purpose; we knew there was more out there than the daily corporate grind and this was our way of creating something that was truly our own.
Along the way I was asked to be on a project based around photography, which sparked my interest enough to actually pick up a camera to help the project grow as much as I could. The more I went out and shot with friends, the better I became and the more I wanted to learn and improve. Not one day in my life did I ever wake up and think I would be a "photographer;" to this day I still think I'm just a guy with a camera. However, being around individuals who were constantly creating amazing work inspired me to follow through with this craft as it wasn't too difficult to attain a certain level of skill.
Photography has been one of the best things to ever happen to me; it allows me to create while also giving my audience a glimpse into how I see the world. To me perspective is everything; we cannot look at the world/people/objects from a singular point of view as everything can be seen and interpreted in many ways. That's the beauty of being human; we are all living the same life, but in our own unique way.
Thank you for taking the time to check out my site, I hope you enjoyed the moments I was able to capture.
And if you didn't.....at least you gained a new perspective.