About the Photographers
Michael is a curious soul traveling the globe in search of a common human spark. Through the lens of a camera, he explores the meaning of human life and how it fits into the broader fabric of existence. Photography is his cropping tool for the world and a way to rediscover the beauty in the minute and the mundane. Michael’s photography and writings have been featured on a variety of travel blogs and websites, including the Huffington Post. His Cuban photography has been featured in NYC restaurants and as cover artwork for a Spanish blues album. He is the author and editor of three photography books in which he explores the art form as a means of human connection. Michael grew up in New York and received a degree from Duke University. Before transitioning over to executive coaching and leadership development, he had worked 11 years at Goldman Sachs, most recently as a Managing Director in Asia. Michael continues to travel the world in his search for the perfect visual moment. He calls both Tokyo and New York his home.
Dr. Alan Sloyer
Dr. Sloyer is an award-winning, New York-based photographer who specializes in travel, landscape, and street photography. Alan’s mama and papa started him early and always preached that “travel is the best education.” Alan’s photos have appeared in many publications including the New York Times, New England Journal of Medicine, Chronos, Annals of Internal Medicine, and Shutterbug Magazine. One of his photos was also selected by Nikon for its holiday card for North and South America. Alan has been fortunate to travel around the world to unique destinations and has experienced adventures in more than 70 countries over the past four decades. When Alan is not behind the lens of a camera, he can be found at a hot yoga studio, training for his next triathlon, on the golf course, or at his Gastroenterology practice in Great Neck, New York.