‘A news photographer will go to a scene and they have to record what’s going on. I have the time to reflect on the project and see where it’s coming from. Find the cause, not just the effect.’
Michael Coyne is an award-winning photographer with over 30-years-experience covering everything from war, fashion, famine, revolution and international events for publications like National Geographic, Time, Vogue and Sports Illustrated. His immense talent and passion for telling the stories surrounding a time, place or people has taken him all over the planet.
When he told us he would be stopping in Melbourne, we invited him in to Crumpler HQ to have a chat about what he’s been up to, his thoughts on the evolution of photography and why he uses Crumpler’s photography bags to keep his gear safe.
Whether it be the stories behind Iran under the Ayatollah or the regeneration of the Jesuits around the world, Michael doesn’t just record what’s happening in the present.