Michael Shaw

Since its’ founding in 1915 Ashley and Crippen Photography has provided the city of Toronto with the finest quality portraiture available. For the last thirty years Michael has continued the tradition in the studios present downtown Yorkville location.

Originally from Montreal Quebec, Michael moved to Toronto 35 years ago. After apprenticing with the city’s finest portrait photographers, Al Gilbert, Tibor Horvath and Gerald Campbell he took over Ashley and Crippen Studios.

Renowned for his classic portraits in both colour and black and white photography, Michael always captures the personality of his subjects. He also works regularly with talent from Toronto’s thriving communities of actors, musicians and visiting artists. Specializing in portraiture for family groups, men, women and children, Michael creates memories that will last generations.

His other passion as you can see by his bird portfolio is nature photography. He is an avid hiker, canoeist and birder. He also leads nature and photography walks in the Toronto area.