Michael Penn

Michael Penn was born in Edgewater Park, New Jersey, in 1969. Photography was his father’s gift to him.

“Even though I was pretty young, my dad could see that I had a real interest. He would take time to explain what settings he was using and why.” That was 30 years ago, and it was the only instruction Michael received in photography. The rest of his photographic education has been trial and error. In 1995 Michael moved to Philadelphia, where his family’s history can be traced back to Pennsylvania’s founder, William Penn.

“I’ve always been fascinated by the buildings and structures in the historically rich city, so I knew I had subject matter all around me”