Michael Ng was born in Auckland New Zealand. At the age of 12 he was given a camera and developed his first black and white photos. It was this early introduction to photography and an interest in art that lead him onto his training as an architectural technician and a degree in architecture at The University of Auckland. In the 1990’s he moved to the UK and spent four years travelling and began shooting portraits. During this time he completed a BTEC in photography at The University of Westminster and by chance had an opportunity to attend London Fashion Week. This was the start of his photography in the fashion industry.
Returning to New Zealand he began working for design magazines, fashion designers and in his free time he photographed surfing. On a trip to Hawaii he covered the Kenwood Cup Regatta, which lead to photography of luxury yachts. Michael has photographed the Louis Vuitton Cup series, the Americas Cup regatta’s in Auckland and the Americas Cup 150th Anniversary in South Hampton UK. In 2000 he published a book titled Super Yachts by Hodder Moa Beckett and in 2002 he produced the photography for a technical sailing guide published by New Holland SA. He has exhibited twice and feels privileged to be able to work both in fashion and design. In 1999 he was invited to Sydney Australia as part of the Mercedes Benz Australian Fashion Week Official Photographic Team where he met a photographer who specialised in fashion shows. Since this introduction Michael has gone onto photographing shows in the major fashion capitals, including New York, London, Milan and Paris.
Michael’s pictures have appeared in numerous magazines including; Vogue Japan, New York Post Magazine, WWD, Marie Claire Germany, Hello UK, Architecture New Zealand, In-Design, Urbis, Boat International, Yacht Capital, Sailing World amongst others and is a regular contributor to Stardust Fashion and Runway Reporter.
His clients include; Tag Heuer-LVMH, Henri Lloyd UK, Louis Vuitton, Alloy Yachts, Oyster - McDell Marine, Marten Yachts, L’OREAL Paris, Vogue Australia, Air New Zealand, Epson, New Zealand Fashion Week, Goldwell KPPS, Hepburn Spa Group, Tourism NZ, Oracle Corporation, TePapa Museum of New Zealand, Napoleon Cosmetics, AMP-Henderson, Jasmax Architects, Altoon & Porter Architects, Connell Wager and Geyer Design.