Michael Monar Photography
Michael Monar’s passion for photography took flight during his freshman year at Indiana University Bloomington while studying English on a full ride scholarship. Lured by a friend in the Journalism department, Michael began shooting for what was then the top student publication in the nation, the Indiana Daily Student newspaper. After being voted, “Best Photographer” of the year, he made the move to I.U.’s prestigious B.F.A. photography program. After his first year in the B.F.A., Michael was chosen for an internship with internationally acclaimed photographer David LaChapelle. Monar moved to New York City for the summer and subsequently was hired on as an assistant to LaChapelle. Under the auspices of master photographer LaChapelle and contact with such notable artists as Annie Liebovitz, his commercial photography business flourished. Monar’s fine art background and big studio technical skills provide for a distinctly desirable photographic style. He has been commissioned worldwide for wedding photography, corporate photography, event photography and editorial work. His client roster includes Newsweek, Chicago Magazine, Architectural Digest, Boss Modeling Agency, Ernst and Young, and Ducati Motorcycles.