Michael Foley // Producer
Goat Rodeo Productions is a collaboration of talent that requires great management to consistently reach and exceed it’s potential. As the producer of this company Mikey provides us with the qualities that keep the shoots moving on schedule and on budget. Mikey oversees all aspects of our photo shoots from logistics to client management. Responsibility for talent, travel, and all of the details that encompass a photo shoot and motion picture production, fall under his job description. Michael Vanderbyl wrote the forward for our book “Resorts”. Here is an excerpt from that piece that best explains Mikey Foley and Goat Rodeo. Photographic talent is only one part of the equation. A successful practice means good work habits and ably solving the problems that arise on any project. Michael S. Foley, producer, completes the equation. This pair started 30 plus years ago, together logging tens of thousands of miles in the beloved old Land Rover completing editorial assignments’ for pretty much every magazine you can name. Now it’s planes to luxury resorts worldwide. Chances are their business would not exist at the level it does without Mikey’s uncanny insight and ability. He is calm under fire. He completely understands the client’s needs, the photography, design and the business. He keeps Thom’s eye on the picture. Together, this pair can execute the most complex jobs and I applaud the professionalism they have displayed in our work together. I want to note that the professional satisfaction I have derived from our collaboration is deepened immeasurably by the personal qualities of Mikey and Thom: curious, insightful, intelligent, humorous (very humorous), but always grounded by a professional work ethic.