Michael E. Stern, Photoshop instructor and professional photographer,
has not always been willing to do most of his work at a computer.
He used to hang out of helicopters for aerial shots and carry heavy
equipment around location shoots.
But health problems that affected his bones and nerves and limited his
mobility led the Burbank resident to the desktop to learn digital
technology. Stern, an instructor at Glendale Community College, is now
featured in the July 2001 issue of Professional Photographer magazine.
The article focuses on his latest fine art photo series, called "Bone
Daddy." The striking images are Photoshop-enhanced X-rays, primarily of
his own body, that were created as a way to deal with his ongoing health
His work continues to flourish. Stern has a client list that includes
The Walt Disney Co., Warner Bros. Studios, Sotheby's and Universal
Studios. He will teach Imaging with Photoshop II at the college this