Michael Furman got his first taste of sports cars in a Jaguar XK120 Roadster. A quick 100mph run with twin brother Marc stuffed in the boot made the Furman boys sports car lovers for life. It wasn’t long before Michael picked up a camera to photograph a Corvette, and thus began a life-long love affair with cars and cameras.
Michael studied photography at Rochester Institute of Technology, and upon graduation built a successful business shooting for major clients. But it was a long-standing love of automobiles that led him to the challenge of shooting cars in the studio. He became enamored with these elegant forms; this new path leading to his position as the world’s most sought-after photographer of significant automobiles.
Michael’s notoriety grew with the publication of Motorcars of the Classic Era. More than 20 other books have followed, including Curves of Steel, for the Phoenix Art Museum, multiple titles for the Simeone and Mullin museums and Stile Transatlantico the catalog to the Blackhawk Museum exhibition in 2017.
Presentations have included The Beijing Auto Museum and The Ralph Lauren Collection at the MFA, Boston and The Louvre. He has also been honored by, among others, Automobile Quarterly, and The International Historic Motoring Awards.
Michael is a regular presence at major concours events around the world as a judge, sponsor and honored guest.