Michael M. is the creator of "Bass Dogs": a collection of photographs of rock bassists doctored to replace their instruments with dogs of various sizes, shapes, and breeds. Mr. M. is also the creator of "Ignore Hitler." "Ignore Hitler," inaugurated in 2012, charts Michael's attempts to succeed at once-popular mobile game Draw Something while using Adolf Hitler as his central image.

When asked why he created "Bass Dogs" and his other projects, Michael states simply, "There is no why. After Philippe Petit walked on a tightrope between the twin towers of the World Trade Center he was asked why he did it and that was his answer."

"Myself and Philippe," he says, "are quite similar, in that we're both humans."