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michael underwood


Michael has been an international director and cinematographer for over three decades, involved in a wide spectrum of film projects.


He has lensed a mesmerizing blend of live action, and seductive product shots for a diverse clientele.


With an eye for striking visual composition, award-winning director/cinematographer Michael Underwood has built his reputation upon a unique artistry and aesthetic sense that reflects his eclectic background and expertise in a variety of media. Diverse in concept and content, the wide range of styles that makes up his body of work all bear one defining hallmark:  the ability of Michael to uncover a fresh, timeless, creative vision for each new project he turns his attention to.


Armed with his rich motion picture background and trained cinematographer’s eye Michael entered the world of fine art. Richly nuanced, complex, and profound, his highly conceptual archival pigment prints, created in his studios in the US and Europe, transcend the bounds of expectation, simultaneously perplexing and pleasing viewers eager for the freshness of new wonders. Michael’s portrait work makes an indelible emotional connection. Each study surrenders a lasting, honest, formalist snapshot of a life revealed. His landscape and iconic architectural photography is alluring and unconventional, complex and profound, a grandeur of unsurpassed delicacy.

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Michael has contributed to:
Habitat for Humanity, Knox Area Rescue Ministries, The Animal enrichment fund for the Knoxville Zoo
STAR – Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding, Knoxville Opera Guild, Zoofari, Knox Heritage, Remote Area Medical Foundation,Tennessee Theatre’s Stars on Stage, Legal Aid of East Tennessee Auction, Artsclamation Covenant Health,Artstravaganza Webb School,Empty Bowl Hattiesburg, Episcopal School of Knoxville, Junior Auxillary Hattiesburg, Knox Youth Sports, Passion of the Palate MS, Horse Haven of Tennessee , Random Acts of Flowers, The Hope Center Knoxville, UT Gardens, and The Hope Center Knoxville
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