Michael Stewart's career in photography started at the age of 13 when he received a Pentax film camera as a Bar Mitzvah present. For much of his life, photography was hobby with no aspirations to make a career out of it. It was not until his 30's that his career path changed from information technology to photography.
In 2007, frustrated with the quality of photographs coming from his point and shoot, he decided to purchase a DSLR. Two of his oldest friends, Danny Nidel and Ryan Singer gave him instruction on using his new equipment. Early on he focused on documenting fans at Yankee Stadium known as the Bleacher Creatures, a group of about 100 fans that regularly attend Yankees games together. This led to him founding BleacherCreatures.tv, the destination website for photographs and videos of the fans who sit in the right field bleachers at Yankee Stadium.
In 2009 he had a brief stint photographing for the L Magazine, covering nightlife in New York City at venues Webster Hall, Canal Room and Brooklyn Bowl.
He was also the house photographer for a reoccurring event at the 92nd Y called Noisemakers. It was a short-lived series where HOT 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg interviewed hip hop artists such as Q-Tip, Raekwon and Puff Daddy.
Halfway through 2010, Stewart signed with Getty Images Entertainment as a contributing photographer. This opened up a whole new world for him, covering an array of events in New York City as well as traveling to Park City for Sundance and Las Vegas for Miss USA. His images have been published in numerous magazines, newspapers and websites.