Photographer Michael Moran was born in the Pomona Valley, southeast of Los Angeles and studied art at Santa Barbary City College and biology at the University of California Santa Barbara before receiving a degree in sculpture from UCSB and a graduate architecture degree from UCLA. Moran worked in Frank Gehry's studio before becomong a full-time architectural photographer. He has shot architecture for publication by A+U and MoMA and is currently working on a book about the churches of Ibiza and Formentera with the architect Elias Torres.