Michael Schnabel was born in 1966 in Germany. 1991 Michael moved to San Francisco and returned to Stuttgart in 1995, where he still lives and works. Nowadays Michael divides his time between commercial assignments and fine art work. He shoots for international clients like Allianz, Audi, Daimler Benz, HSBC, Marlboro, O2, Samsung, Sony etc. In 2007 he has been a visiting professor for photography at University Darmstadt. Throughout the past years Michael has recieved many industry awards among them some of the most prestigious ones like AOP gold, ADC gold, Communication Arts, The One Show, Graphis, Effie, PDN Annual and has consistently been included in Lürzer’s Archive’s 200 best photographers worldwide list. Michael had solo shows with his fine art work in Bozen, Cologne, Los Angeles, Munich, Paris, Zürich, etc. In 2011 he will have his first Museum solo show. He is a member of ADC, AOP and BFF.