Age-progression photos are used by investigators to help locate missing persons or hunt wanted fugitives.

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children pioneered the use of software technology to age progress photos of long-term missing children. Their success has encouraged investigators from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to use these images during missing person cold cases.

The United States Marshals Service whose duty is tracking, and arresting America’s most violent criminals uses age-enhanced photos to assist them during their investigations.

Civil attorneys have adopted the use of age-progression photos as a powerful litigation tool during wrongful death lawsuits. Family members of missing & deceased persons use them as tools for hope and comfort in their own search for loved ones, or to help them grieve the untimely death of a friend or family member.

Michael is one of the world’s leading age progression artists/experts with over 200+ hours of specialized training in age progression/regression provided by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. He uses traditional illustration techniques blended with AI-powered and industry-leading photo editing software to produce powerful images that pay respect to those missing & lives lost too soon.

If you would like Michael to create an age enhanced image, submit your request using the right sidebar. Please be prepared to submit the information listed below.



  • Most up-to-date, scanned portrait-style photograph. Note: Fugitive Investigators should provide as much lifestyle or medical information as legally allowed.
  • Include photographs of bloodline siblings or parents taken at, or near the age as the missing/deceased person.
  • Scanned photographs should be a minimum of 5 x 7 inches in size at 300-600 dpi resolution. Multiple or oversized photos should be sent via SketchCop®’s WeTransfer service.
  • SketchCop® WILL NOT accept original photographs.
Note: There is no guarantee the completed image will be an ‘exact likeness’ of the person depicted. The image should only be considered an “approximation”.