About Michael Sebastian
I was born in New Orleans, and grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Dallas, Texas. I starting making and developing photographs around age eight (thanks, Mr. Treat) using that old first-camera cliché, a Kodak Brownie that had been in the family since, I think, the 50's. Brittle Bakelite doesn't like being dropped, so I soon graduated to a well-used Zeiss Ikon Contina with a broken light meter and a spectacular lens. Alas, it, too, soon succumbed to concrete and gravity.
Undismayed, I wound up graduating from medical school and two specialty residencies, photographing all the while around life's other obligations. Along the way, I married a Kentuckian and moved to Louisville to raise two children.
But then, feeling restless and with an empty nest looming, I moved to Denver, Colorado, in Sept 2016 to photograph and to practice anesthesiology, in roughly that order of precedence. Fortunately for both cameras and patients, I now drop things far less frequently.
Michael Sebastian biography