Michael’s first camera was a Kodak Instamatic. He fell in love with his camera from the first time he plugged his flashcube on top He was an avid shooter through his childhood, purchasing his first Nikon as a High School graduation present to himself.
Real Estate is Michael’s full time profession. In 1990 the Real Estate market took a downturn and it seem to be a good time to take off a few months to travel to Europe. Those 6 months turned into 20 plus years of working, traveling and living in most of Europe and Africa. Returning to the United States in 2013.
Michael lived (in order) in London, England, Munich& Augsburg, Germany, Galway, Ireland, Cadiz, Spain, Nairobi Kenya, Kigali Rwanda, and Pretoria South Africa. In Africa, Michael opened a very successful computer company and helped bring the Internet to Kenya. Later worked for the United Nations and other non-profit organizations. Left Nairobi, drove alone in a VW van from Nairobi, Kenya to South Africa using maps and a compass. On more than one occasion on this and other trips, one of his hobbies, slight of hand magic saved his life by scarring possible attackers with his “magic powers.”
After a brief stay in the US, returned to Europe and settled in a small town that time forgot. Cava de Tirreni on the Amalfi Coast of Italy. Opened an import/export company servicing Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, England, Ireland, Slovakia, Spain, Portugal, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and more. Taking photos of the fascinating lives of those he encountered. At last count, he was visiting over 42 countries and 700 cities. his website www.michaelearley.info chronicles many of his adventures.
Living now in El Segundo, California. Michael is a partner with the Real Estate team of Earley Schick & Associates, which is part of Douglas Elliman of California. The team represents buyers and sellers of residential homes as well as commercial and residential investment properties. Michael is a full-time single dad involved in Scouting, El Segundo Little League, El Segundo Girls Softball, and Kiwanis Club and volunteers as part of an Aerial Search and Rescue team for the Civil Air Patrol (CAP). And with all the free time from the above duties, he spends that time pursuing a wide range of photography including aerial, surf, skateboarding, landscapes, and other Los Angeles-centric related photos.
For more information call Michael at 310 490 3068 or email at [email protected]