Michael Muraz is an international award-winning commercial and fine art architecture photographer based in Toronto, Canada. Originally from France, Michael earned a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon. After working in procurement roles in several industries, he decided to turn to his passion, photography. An avid traveler, Michael had been photographing fine art landscapes (both urban and natural) for years. His interest for architecture brought him to commercial architecture photography, a perfect match for his engineering background and artistic sensibility.


Commercial Photography Services

Michael shoots interior and exterior architecture photography, including commercial, residential, institutional and hospitality buildings. Working with architects, developers and owners, Michael strives to create compelling images highlighting a building’s best features.

Michael helps clients along the way, providing recommendations such as the best angles or the best time of day. He has photographed a wide range of spaces, and knows how to adapt his images to his clients’ needs, from architectural features to images that sell the space.

Michael works closely with his clients to create images that follow their brand guidelines and contribute to their marketing strategy. Beyond aesthetics, his photographs help attract potential customers by showcasing the strengths of your space.

Contact Michael to help you showcase your property at its best!


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Clients


Accreditation

Michael is an active member of the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC). He is a nationally-accredited architectural photographer by PPOC. This means that he has “reached a nationally accepted standard of proficiency and knowledge in photographic arts” and that he has demonstrated his “capability of delivering image excellence” in architecture photography, which it sets him apart “as being an industry leader”.


Awards

Michael has received a number of international awards for both his commercial and fine art work:

  • Gold Medal in the Landscape category for the series “Empreintes” – 2015 Prix de la Photographie de Paris
  • 2nd Place in the Architecture: Building category for the series “Ismaili Centre” – 2015 International Photography Awards
  • Honorable Mention in the Architecture: Cityscapes category for the series “Empreintes” – 2015 International Photography Awards
  • Honorable Mention in the Architecture: Buildings category for the series “Four” – 2015 International Photography Awards
  • Honorable Mention in the Architecture: Other category for the series “Overlap” – 2015 International Photography Awards
  • Honorable Mention in the Architecture: Interiors category for the series “Round” – 2015 International Photography Awards
  • Honorable Mention in the Fine Art category for the image “Swell” – 2015 Stark Awards
  • Bronze Award in the Built Environment category for “Loving You” from the series “Empreintes” – 2015 Epson International Pano Awards
  • Bronze Award in the Built Environment category for “Passing Time” from the series “Empreintes” – 2015 Epson International Pano Awards
  • Bronze Award in the Built Environment category for “Standing Tall” from the series “Empreintes” – 2015 Epson International Pano Awards
  • Bronze Award in the Built Environment category for “Killing Softly” from the series “Empreintes” – 2015 Epson International Pano Awards

Publications

Michael’s work has been published in various magazines and websites:


Blog and community

Michael manages Another Angle, a photography community around his blog and his publications (ebooks, videos). Interacting with the photography community is very important to him. As a self-taught professional photographer, he enjoys giving back with tutorials and tips for photographers.

Michael is also a regular guest blogger on Out of Chicago, a blog managed by Chris Smith for the photography community in Chicago.