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.
Michael’s much-acclaimed Rainy Day People® has transformed the grace and beauty of numerous communities around the globe into works of fine art in private and public collections. The series portrays transient figures who wander alone through an ancient and evocative landscape. Their fragile existence, spiritual in its essence, stands in counterpoint to the vastness of space around them, where an alternate reality tolls the knell of passing time.
Underwood’s shrewdly focused placement and painterly lighting create a balance between photography and painting that transcends the bounds of expectation. This hybrid art form, complex and profound, simultaneously perplexes and pleases viewers eager for the freshness of new experience.