Born in 1949 in the southwest of France. After his studies in Cahors he leaves for Milan, where he meets the film producer Paul Casalini, through whom he discovers and learns to love photography. His career as a photographer takes off, thanks to his commissions at La RAI, and turns into a real passion. Michel Pinel produces fashion photographs for ELLE, MARIE-CLAIRE and FEMMES D’AUJOURD’HUI, as well as photo-reportages for numerous newspapers. After being introduced to pure photography, he creates in his studio black-and-white prints of a remarkable quality. After many trips abroad (USA, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom), he finally devotes himself to his favourite mode of expression: photographs of nudes, architecture, landscapes and portraits, which are exhibited and published internationally. His photographs are also kept in private collections in Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Portugal, the United Kingdom and the United States.