Born and raised in New York, Michael Cinque lives with his family in Santa Cruz, California. Michael has been taking pictures since 1979. After briefly considering other forms of photography, photo-journalism, documentary photography, etc., Michael has concentrated solely on street photography since the early 1980's. Michael's photographs are intended to be interesting observations of life’s everyday events which most people pass by without noticing. By incorporating a sense of timelessness, a strong design element, a deadpan point of view and composition style, and a dynamic use of light, Michael captures these fleeting moments.