Michael Rubin

about Michael

Michael Rubin has been a photographer and collector for more than 40 years, newly relocated to Santa Fe after decades in the Bay Area. As a young protégé of Jerry Uelsmann, he began by creating images that were both composed and surreal. Rubin’s work continues to meld the surreal with the intimate; he embraces the passion of the amateur and evangelizes photographic exploration for consumers. He manages a photo collection of thousands of classical works of mid-century modernism, always incorporated into his workshops, and has spent the past years developing this new curriculum in photographic education.

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 Michael Rubin

Photographic Haiku

with Michael Rubin

January 9 – 26, 2023

Photographic Haiku

with Michael Rubin

August 30 – September 16, 2022
– Summer Season

Photographic Haiku

with Michael Rubin

August 8 – 12, 2022

Photographic Haiku

with Michael Rubin

March 14 – 31, 2022

Photographic Haiku

with Michael Rubin

January 3 – 20, 2022

Photographic Haiku

with Michael Rubin

August 2 - 19, 2021

Photographic Haiku: A New Approach to Creative Photography

with Michael Rubin

January 5 - 22, 2021