A photographer takes thousands and thousands of hours of practice making mistake after mistake to begin to make sense of photography. Then and only then does she begin to have command over light, composition, form, shade, texture, and other elements of capturing a photograph. Once she has mastered command over these elements something magical begins to happen. This is where Michelle conducts her art, taking reality and turning it just a touch creating illusion. Like Mary Shelley describing a lightning storm, or Charles Baudelaire describing a Catholic mass at night, Michelle captures something magical in a flash. Sometimes haunting sometimes wonderful, and always provocatively inviting one into her world.