Michal Venera

Photography & Motion


Michal Venera is just your typical photographer who is also a part time olive farmer and sometimes lives on a tugboat and once escaped Soviet Czechoslovakia on foot.

Known for his captivating portfolio of lifestyle, product and landscape images, Michal has built his 30-year career with premier clients like Pottery Barn, Wells Fargo, Disney and Mondavi Winery, and has been recognized by Graphis. He shoots commercial and fine art photography from his large studio-barn in the rolling hills of Petaluma, California, or on location around the world.

If you are ever out boating on the San Francisco Bay and you see someone crazy enough to waterski the frigid whitecaps, please wave. It’s Michal.