Michael David Rose has practiced the art of photography since 1989. Michael earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kenyon College with a major in photography. He also completed post-graduate photography programs at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Arizona, Tucson. Michael interned and then was hired as an associate at Hedrich Blessing where he worked for 4 years. He also served as the staff photographer for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago for 2 years. In 2003, Michael started his own photography firm, Michael David Rose Photography.

MDRP secured its first job when Engberg Anderson Design Partnership selected MDRP to photograph the Kenosha Public Museum. The projects Michael documented won several awards including The Wisconsin Trust for Historic Preservation and the International Institute for Masonry Design. In the first five years Michael worked for 49 different design firms on over 150 Projects.

Michael moved the MDRP offices to San Francisco in 2007. Recent publications include Wallpaper* City Guides, Green Source Magazine, Art Forum, New York Times and Conde Nast. Recent clients have taken Michael to locations including Chicago, St. Louis, Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC, and Boston. Michael is a Professional Affiliate of the AIA San Francisco and a member of the St. Francis Yacht Club.

Michael's new studio is located in the heart of the thriving Mission District, San Francisco, California. He resides in Noe Valley. When he's not behind the lens you can find him sailing the San Francisco Bay, or fly fishing and hiking the Tetons in Jackson, Wyoming.


To Whom It May Concern:

It is with great enthusiasm that I write this letter of recommendation for Michael Rose, who I have known professionally for five years and have had the pleasure of working with directly for a year at UrbanDaddy. Michael has been a photographer with UrbanDaddy for ten years and is widely respected in the industry.

Working with Michael is truly a joy. He is a complete professional, and always willing to go the extra mile, sometimes quite literally, to get the photos I need. He has been able to deal with less-than-ideal shoots with grace and aplomb, and turned around same-day shoots multiple times.

Michael is a tremendously talented photographer with an excellent eye, and his photography speaks for itself. He also takes direction extremely well, and is great at communicating to make sure his work is the quality and type Iím looking for.

Honestly, I donít know if thereís another photographer with the capability and drive to do everything that Michael does for UrbanDaddy. Iím more than happy to recommend him to others as a consummate photographer. One does not find someone with the talent, skillset, and drive that Michael commands very often, and anyone would be lucky to have him on their team.

If I can be of any further assistance in any matter concerning Michael, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Joe Starkey