Michael Clausen was born in Upstate New York.  He attended the Ringling College of Art and Design, graduating in 1997 with a BFA in Computer Animation.

Professionally, Michael's worked on commercial ads, ride films and feature films, such as "The Matrix Reloaded" and "The Matrix Revolutions."  He currently works in the video games industry and has shipped many titles including, "Call of Duty: Black Ops" and "Gears of War 3."

Inspired to create more personal work, Michael uses photography to discover new places, meet new people and experience life outside of the computer.

Michael currently lives in North Carolina with his wife and two children.