American Bicycle Group
ATV Rider Magazine
Baggers Motorcycle Magazine
Baja Performance Boats
Bel-Ray Total Performance Lubricants
Big Brother Skateboard Magazine
Boating Life Magazine
Boating World Magazine
Career Education Corporation
Concussion Skateboard Magazine
Concrete Wave Skateboarding Magazine
Cruisers Motorcycle Magazine
DannyShane Cycling Apparel
Dirt Rag Mountain Bike Magazine
Dirt Rider Magazine
Field & Stream Magazine
Fisher & Paykel Home & Kitchen Appliance
Grand Banks Yachts
Hawk Lake Lodge
High Point Hummer
High Times Magazine
Hot Bike Magazine
Inside Triathlon Magazine
International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA)
International Academy of Design and Technology
Juice Skateboard Magazine
Katharine Gibbs College
Lakeland Boating Magazine
Le Cordon Bleu
Motorcycle Escape Magazine
National Boat Owners Association (NBOA)
National Geographic Adventure Magazine
Outdoor Life Magazine
Palm Beach Motor Yachts
Power & Motoryacht Magazine
Quintanaroo Triathlon Bikes
Rock & Ice Magazine
Runner’s World Magazine
Sea Ray Boats
Source Interlink Media
Southern Kingfish Association
The Skateboard Mag
The Subhumans (band)
The Tossers (band)
Thrasher Skateboard Magazine
Time Out Magazine
Trail Runner Magazine
Transworld Quad Off-Road Magazine
Trophy Fishing Boats
Women’s Running Magazine
Michael Gough | Chief Design Officer Microsoft / CCO Macromedia / VP Experience Design Adobe / VP Brand Design Nike
Mike is force of nature.
He has a go for it attitude and a level of engagement in everything he does that lends rawness and a beauty to his work. He is one of those rare ones that walks the walk. His work has that insider perspective and energy because that is exactly how he engages with the world.
If you are looking for authenticity and a deep commitment to the work then you can't go wrong working with Mike.
Jennifer Chesak | Freelance Writer/Editor/Ghostwriter and Publisher
Mike’s photography alone, grabs a hold of the readers adrenal gland.
Mike once offered to duct tape himself to the wings of a seaplane to get a better shot of a remote location in Ontario. His fearlessness and unbelievable ability to nail an action shot make him a stellar benighted lens. Additionally, his ability for getting the job done right—no matter if he ends up with a flesh-eating disease (don’t ask)—is reason enough to hire him.
One of the greatest things about Mike is that he can win over anyone he's photographing so that he can get candid lifestyle shots. Kids and families love him. He's fun to work with, and clients adore his goofy, yet professional demeanor.
I have worked with Mike for more than a decade on various adventure and brand photography projects. If I send Mike on a shoot, I can trust that he will come back with great shots and that anyone involved in the shoot will have had a good time. Mike takes creative direction well, but I also appreciate that he's able to wing it and use his own creative genius to nail a project.
Randall Hess | Content & Client Strategy Chief Dino Publishing
Mike is a great contributor to our content marketing and publishing company.
First, his photography is top-notch, beautiful images that catch people in story-advancing moments. He gets the idea that our work is all about the narrative, and our clients love the images he captures, as do our art directors. He also goes above and beyond to work the problem, chasing leads and managing details that make it easier for the assigning editors to get what they need; he's like a built-in project manager onsite, which is great when locations are remote and budgets too tight to send along anyone else.
He also does a good job when we need him to bang out a story or gather quotes and field notes for another writer. Finally, Mike is a great guy and easy to work with. That's why he has been one of our main contributors for more than a decade, and will continue to be for the next decade.
Scott Kaier | Senior Account Executive at Verde Brand Communications
Mike is a talented photographer and writer who is easy to work with.
He has regularly delivered high quality content for the brands I represent, going beyond traditional reviews by incorporating gear into his photos and text. I would recommend Mike to anyone looking for an authentic voice to tell their story.
Justin Bradshaw | Cofounder at Rever and Butler Motorcycle Maps
You won’t find a more fun person to work with.
I've worked with Mike on several creative projects and can't say enough about his attitude and his skills behind the camera. He is willing to go the extra mile to get the right shot or pen the right words. Mike is a true pro.
David Clifford | Photographer / Director / Zeiss Ambassador / Chimera Visionary / Director of Photography Rock & Ice and Trail Runner
Mike Calabro is a unique individual with a skill set not many others can match.
If you need a creative genius who is so out of the box that he's going to disrupt normal conventions and give you something truly original and off the charts then Mike is your guy. If you want boring, cookie cutter and humdrum then go with someone else.
Amy Wideman | Director of Content & Client Strategy Dino Publishing
Mike is a talented photographer who consistently delivers outstanding work.
Beyond that, he's self-sufficient, going above and beyond to handle the details in a cost-effective and productive way. He makes his photography subjects feel at ease with his natural sense of humor and warmth. I always feel confident that in hiring Mike to shoot for one of my publications, I will get excellent return on that decision.
Aaron Raskin | Partner at the "small shop for big brands"
Mike is the real deal.
Talented, hard-core and gritty. You can send Mike into the field, up a wall, down a ravine, into the firing line with a camera, a wad of duct tape and a Cliff bar and you know you are getting amazing shots, every time. I've hired him on countless projects and will continue to use him as a resource - until he eventually becomes famous and too expensive for my clients!