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What People Are 

… there are people who capture images and those who create them.

You are the latter and that's why your work always rises to the top.

Peter Moore Vice President Creative Services Scripps Productions

As if it was possible, you’ve elevated yourself even higher on my board of the “most-admired people in The Business.” 


Dave Metz Senior Vice President Scripps Productions


I'll always remember the times we worked together as some of the highlights of my professional life.  You were always there...and I'll always admire, respect and love you.


Bert Rodriquez Film Director


We always love working with you! you have an amazing eye for what you do... you are an artist.

Chip and Joanna Gaines, Fixer Upper 


I thoroughly enjoy and appreciate your artistic eyes and what you bring to the table.

 Robert Rangel Design Manager HGTV and DIY, Home Category Creative Content


Always a pleasure shooting with you guys

Drew Scott, Executive Producer, Scott Brothers Entertainment


Michael, you and your core team is the reason we look great.

Thanks to you and your incredibly talented eye.

Santos Lopez, Executive Producer, HGTV & DIY Creative Content


As always it was a pleasure working with you.

Chris Bieger, Senior Writer Producer, HGTV & DIY Creative Content


Absolutely, love your work Michael!

Steve Wiggins, Post Production Supervisor Scripps Interactive 


It was an absolutely pleasure…Please let me know if you ever have a show in ny!  I would love to see it

Jaimie Cohen, Producer Juma


Your a class act, you’re always fun to work with, and you bring out the best in everybody.

Rob Van Winkle, AKA Vanilla Ice


I especially  loved watching the process you and the guys go thru to get those beautiful images. I hope our paths cross again, Michael. In the meantime, keep being brilliant!

Theresa Wells, Producer Big Table Media



Thanks Michael!!! Love working with u.  Always so much fun.   Definitely one of my favorites.  

Matt Blashaw, Host HGTV/DIY Network


Michael, you're amazing.  Seriously...our dad taught us to admire others when they have mastered their craft.  It's rare to see such grace in the midst of so many moving parts, deadlines, etc.  You were a joy to watch...and work with.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.  We are honored to call you friend.

David Benham, Benham Companies


…you were an answer from heaven!  Thank you for being our coach and now being our friend!  It's an honor to know you.

Jason Benham, Benham Companies


Michael, You are amazing and so talented.  It was my pleasure to get to work with you again!  I can’t wait to see the spot come together and I know I will be working with you again on another project.  You rock!  Thanks so much!

 Bev Anderson, Ad Sales Scripps Interactive


This guy Underwood is not human.  He’s flat-out the hottest shooter in the galaxy… It’s like having Annie Leibovitz shoot your wedding pics.  Trust me.  Make this happen!

Danny Tepper, Program Executive Scripps Networks Interactive


We had such a good time with you and your crew- we cant wait to see how you make it all magically come together.

Joanna Gains,  Host HGTV FixerUpper


…I want to thank you for all your hard work.  It has been an absolute pleasure to work with you and I look forward to working with you in the future. 

Mike Baron, President, Con Garra Brands, A Division of Ultimate Brand Management, LLC


You and the team you assembled are among the best and most pleasant I've worked with in 23 years....

Wade Danielson, First Assistant Director, Los Angeles


You guys made yesterday such a pleasure as always... Truly beautiful performance and imagery…You were rock stars as always.

Heather Jagels, VP Creative Services HGTV and DIY Networks


Thanks again, Michael. We'll be talking soon. Everything looked great… You truly over deliver. 

Chris Martin, Creative Director HGTV


Can't wait to see all the great stuff you guys shot with all the different HGTV talent…you guys are true professionals and an absolute pleasure to work with.

Anthony Carrino, Host HGTV Cousins on Call


I only have a few things to say after the shoot today….

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! You are amazing. Your team is amazing. The talent is amazing.

It was a privilege (and a lot of fun) to work with you and with everyone on your team to make this all happen.

Warmest thanks!

Eric Black, Executive Producer BPG Los Angeles


 It's so refreshing when you get to work with a new creative and energetic crew - with a clear vision

Mark Bernardi, Creative Producer Toronto Canada


Absolutely awe inspiring. I am so proud of this work…

Lesley Schoch, Creative Services DIY Network


Joe and I both love the video … You are so incredibly talented… I dream about the day we can both work together. 

You have such great energy and are so positive...

Chef Joseph Dobias and Jill Schulster, of Jo Doe in New York


We are overwhelmed…

Mary K. Davis, Opera Guild


…very impressed…awe-struck… poetic

Santos Lopez, Creative Scripps Networks HGTV


I love the Paris work… You're such a talent..

Alison Victoria, Host DIY Network


I knew you did great video work.  Knew you did incredible photography work.  Now I know you do awesome art as well

Matthew Vetzner, Account Manager


Love, love love your work.

Hilary Farr, Host HGTV Network


Your style is so exquisitely, dreamily lyrical… over the moon!

Bronson Pinchot, Host DIY Network


beautiful, almost haunting imagery

Susan Bennett Lopez, Artist


Your work …Looks awesome.

John DeSilivia, Host DIY Network



Jason Buller, Producer Big Coat



…love the new work!

Alex Alexander, Freelance Producer


…love your style… excellent, as expected…gut wrenching talent.. I love your work and you....

Charles Ison, Execeutive Producer


Wonderful and moving. I love where you're going!

Wade Austin, DMGx Creative Director/Designer


Amazing work, Michael!

Lee Minard, Executive Producer Food Network


Beautiful work, brother! You are one very talented man!

Mark Hickman, President North South Productions


Stunning! like you!…you're my favorite..

Margaret Knight, First Assistant Director



Amy Williams, Actor


Fascinating…so extraordinary…

Susan Hill, General Manager Vegas Entertainment Network


Always impressive,

David Lee Felter, Producer


…completely fantastic, excellent, amazing, unbelievable, they are.....WOW!

Robert G. Case, Producer/Editor, D.P.


If the finished product is anything like these attached pics, then success will be considered an ugly bastard child, when compared to what you've done…a complete delight.

Chuck Nice, Comedian/ HGTV Host


I am so pleased with the experience on the DIY shoot -- even after 20 years of doing this,  it's become my benchmark for civil, delightful and efficient on-set experiences.  You're a true class act when it comes to production and I couldn't be happier having had the chance to work with you.   I certainly hope we get to again soon.

Wade Danielson, First AD Producer


It was such a pleasure to work with you …You have perfected the science of balance and I admire and appreciate that very much.

Lesley Schoch, Producer


My favorite photographer of all time. …

Your work with me totally makes the open!! Looks awesome.

John DeSilvia, Host DIY network


I am over the moon to think of working with you again.

Bronson Pinshot, Actor


Thank you again for helping me grow as a designer. I feel like I'm taking a pro course just observing the way you operate on set.

Trey Counce, Designer


wow!!!!! I love it!!!!! Ride the wave Michael. You are soooooooooo good with that "Photography thing...."mean it. Your art is inspiration and magnificient. Truley  "Love your work."

Big Fan, Margaret Knight


It was so fun being photographed by someone with such unique vision; (cool life experience for me;)

Nicole Curtis, Host HGTV


Once again,  fabulous work, Michael!   Love what you do with image and light and focus.  Spectacular.

Wade Dainelson,First Assistant Director


You are a genius with that camera!

CT Grundy, Host ScrippsNetworks


…gagging, these are so stunning!

Genevieve Gorder, Designer Host HGTV


These shots are blowing me away! A true artist!…damn I love your style.  So unique and rich.

Josh Temple, Host Scripps Networks Home Category


Wow…you are simply AMAZING mi amico/my friend. Some people have great talent... and then there are those rare few who are... truly... gifted. Saluté, to the truly gifted! Ciao!

Susan Hill


Your work in Paris, is striking. I felt I needed a towel to dry off and then a pint. Great work!

Smilin' Phillip Tuck, First Assistant Director


Working with you and the team always made me feel at home. The team saw outside of the box and achieved amazing results. And your eyes captured the visuals way before they were shot.  Michael I had way more fun that my boss felt I should have.The indoor pool footage concept was just one of my many favs.  It was an amazing experience my friend…What our collaboration achieved made TWC footage history.  Always looked forward to working with you.

Carl Bradford, Creative Director The Weather Channel

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