Driftless Magazine Issue 8: Cover Photo & Feature Editorial
In November 2017, Driftless, a self-published, biannual magazine, published an editorial piece written by Michael titled "Fighting Fire with Fire" in issue 8, which raises awareness about the importance and presence of prescribed burns in Wisconsin. This article showcases his general experiences, as well as photographs he has taken whilst completing prescribed burns. It features interviews from three deeply experienced and knowledgable people tied to the Midwest fire scene, though their careers differ slightly: Michele Witecha, Mike Healy, and Scott Posner. The interviews were conducted by Leah Fithian and Anna Powell Teeter, and these two also curate each issue of Driftless. Michael's photograph of an enigmatic, sky-high plume of smoke from a burn in northwestern Wisconsin was also chosen to be the cover photograph.