Instant gratification popped from a Polariod camera as nine year old Michele’s Barbie struck a pose. She was hooked. Dissatisfaction with the ending to “Breakfast Club” inspired her first screenplay, “The Breakfast Club part II”, to be inked at age thirteen.
These childhood moments shaped her life, studying Photography at University of Illinois at Chicago fresh out of high school. After some twists and turns ironically led her into film, she collected her BA with a 4.0 in Screenwriting from Columbia College Chicago.
Winning 1st place in Columbia’s Written Image Awards for the first real feature screenplay she ever penned, she then packed up four more feature scripts and headed to the land of golden hazy dreams…LA.
The warm surf kissed sand at Venice Beach sharply contrasted the cold reality screenwriting jobs weren’t handed out by cool freaks along the boardwalk. Artistic reinvention seemed a tangible option. Since 2010, with computer and camera in hand, Michele has built from the ground up, a plethora of journalistic experiences.
Her humble beginnings as an online music media mogul began as LA Indie Music Examiner then six months later the National Music Examiner.
Now, a regular contributor to LA Weekly, her desirable viral content appears in Guardian US, Thrillist LA, Playboy, Palm Springs Life Magazine and more. Her unique photographic styles have also caught the attention of Viacom/Paramount, Sony, and others.
In 2013 Michele photographed her LA Rock ‘n’ Roll lifestyle for the Sony 818 Project which was on display at The Sony Store Glendale for two months. Her Rock/Travel/Event photography was featured in “Best of 2014” LA Weekly. Photographer Forum’s Best Of Book 2015 featured her legendary Coachella image.
Exhibiting her Photography in various art shows in San Francisco, LA, Chicago, and Astoria, Oregon, Michele continues to gain notoriety for her work. Duncan Miller Gallery of LA/Paris sells an exclusive fine art edition of “Footprints“. Chris Cornell and PJ Harvey framed prints sell exclusively at Amoeba Music, Hollywood.
Not limited in her artistic skills, a love of fashion and crocheting, led Michele to start her own small jewelry biz in 2008, Domino Designs. Her unique jewelry designs are now available as part of Domino Artz.
Whether it’s writing, photography, or designing jewelry, it’s all one vision called Domino Artz.
~Become the art within your heart~