Michael Bunton graduated from Madison Area Tech in 1989 and began photographing for college yearbook portraits, photographing about 10,000 students. He then moved on to weddings and family portraits, as well as modeling portfolios. Bunton is always on the move, having competed in about 35 marathons like the Boston and New York Marathons. His work is shown locally at the Cedarburg Cultural Center, the Cedarburg Art Museum and the Museum of Wisconsin Art. He is an avid volunteer, collector of antiques and old phones.
"The darkroom is a place of solitude for me and also a place to get creative. The process obviously starts with the camera; using my 35mm, brownie, pinhole, or 4x5. Each gives me a unique perspective on what I photograph, and what I photograph really varies. The camera is always with me. I don't always have a plan for what I will photograph. Abandoned farms or houses give me a great opportunity to get creative. There is a lot of character in some of these places. It's always a thrill after developing my black and white film and seeing I have images and then going and making a print. It never gets old."