Born in Iowa, Michael Hauptman, was raised in a community founded on meditation and eastern philosophy. He started taking photographs in his early teens when his grandparents gave him his first camera. Drawing on both his upbringing and his deep commitment to environmental and social issues, Hauptman's creative approach looks to examine and represent the intersection between human experience and digital manipulation. He currently resides and works in New York.
Hauptman has produced work for Gucci, Levi's, Louis Vuitton, Marni, Nike. Magazines: Buffalo Zine, Dazed, Double, Dust, More Or Less, Re-Edition, NYT T Style Magazine, The Face, Vogue Italia.
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