Max was born and raised in the SF Bay Area. He began taking black and white photos as a teenager. He then studied video production in high school and college and left film. After spending many hours behind a computer screen editing videos, he graduated from UC Berkeley and rediscovered black and white photography both in 35mm and 120 formats. Since then he has only taken film images and began making darkroom prints. His subject matter ranges from friends, family, nature, travel, abstract, and socio-cultural.