Michael Rubin has been a photographer and collector for more than 40 years, currently residing in the Bay Area. A young protégé of Jerry Uelsmann, his images are both surreal and documentary. Rubin embraces the passion of the amateur and evangelizes photographic exploration for consumers. He manages a photo collection of thousands of classical works of midcentury modernism and has spent the past years developing a 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, as well as number of startups. He has had editing and post-production roles on a number of television and feature projects, including the CBS miniseries “Lonesome Dove,” Paul McCartney’s concert film “Get Back” 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 Lucas and Pixar titled Droidmaker: George Lucas and the Digital Revolution.