Born and raised in the countryside of Northern Virginia, Michael Barolet’s work is about his personal relationship with the people in his life and the land that he calls home. Although, in many cases, his work contains nudity, Michael has never considered his work “nudes.” To him, they are simple portraits of the people he loves. Whether the subject in the image is clothed or not, they are all portraits to him. Michael’s photographs have been published and exhibited worldwide. His work is also a part of many important private collections, and the collections of many famous photographers, Including Jock Sturges and Ryan McGinley. Michael currently lives in Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.