Michael & Daniel Silver have been supporting photographers and artists for more than 40 years. They are the foremost name in fine art archiving, exhibiting unrivaled quality and finishing.
A professional photographer for over 50 years, Michael Silver worked in newspapers both in Victoria and Western Australia, following a period of freelancing for national newspapers in the UK. After returning home to Melbourne in 1985, he won Press Photographer of the Year, Special Merit and News the following year, being on staff at the Sun newspaper.
He started his commercial photography business, PHOTONET in 1987. Clients included the State and Federal Government departments, Vice-Regal offices, universities, hospitals and health organisations, not-for-profit groups, charities and industries – including Toyota, BAE Systems and engineering group SKM. His photographic charity work takes him regularly to Europe, South-East Asia and the USA.
Michael is President of Magnet Galleries Melbourne Inc., a not-for-profit registered charity and Centre of Photography based at The District, Docklands. Magnet hosts exhibitions, talks, seminars, workshops and music performances. It exists to further the practice and appreciation of photography and to support photographers and students. It’s really about providing a family of support, fundraising for good causes and education through photography.
Daniel Silver has been part of the photography and print industry for over ten years. His early days of corporate and commercial printing began with Photoshop before digital printing was a common concept. Over the years, his growing knowledge and expertise in fine art printing and high quality archiving has produced numerous photographic exhibitions for Australian photographers and artists. He continues to contribute to large historical photo projects, helping to preserve Australia’s photographic history. Some of his excellent work in high quality printing is now a historic showcase as part of the State Library of Victoria’s collection.