M. H. Rubin

about Michael

M. H. Rubin has been a photographer and collector for more than 40 years, recently relocated to Santa Fe after decades in the Bay Area. As a young protégé of Jerry Uelsmann, he began by creating images that were surreal. Over time he developed a practice that was “pure seeing” and unmanipulated. Today Rubin embraces the passion of the amateur and evangelizes photographic exploration for everyone. He manages a large photo collection of classical 20th-century works, always incorporated into his workshops, and has spent the past years developing this new curriculum in photographic education. His book The Photograph as Haiku was released in 2023.

Concurrent with photography, he has had an entrepreneurial career that has spanned industries such as publishing, consumer retail, entertainment media, and technology. Career highlights include Lucasfilm, Netflix, and Adobe. He has had editing and post-production roles on numerous television and movie projects, including the miniseries “Lonesome Dove,” and the Bertolucci feature “The Sheltering Sky.”

Rubin has a degree in neuroscience from Brown University. He is a colorful storyteller and entertaining educator, the author of hundreds of essays, and a dozen books primarily on filmmaking—including a history of Lucasfilm and Pixar, Droidmaker: George Lucas and the Digital Revolution.

Website: byrubin.com

Medium: neomodern.medium.com

Instagram: @droidmaker

Workshops taught by M. H. Rubin

A Photograph as Haiku: The Leap

with M. H. Rubin

April 15 – May 2, 2024

The Art of Composition—Reimagined

with M. H. Rubin

July 16 – August 2, 2024
– Summer Season

Photographic Haiku in Santa Fe

with M. H. Rubin

June 26 – 30, 2023

Photographic Haiku

with M. H. Rubin

January 8 – 25, 2024

Photographic Haiku: A New Approach to Creative Photography

with M. H. Rubin