"I got a call that Michael had personally asked me to come and photograph him while he was taping a TV special with Danny Kaye at Disneyland. Whenever the director would release him from the set to prepare the next shot Michael would grab my arm and say ‘Come on, let’s hit some rides’, and we’d run off ushered by Disney security through secret passageways, making certain we never waited in line. Michael, who was t21 at the time, loved Disneyland, and while sitting next to him on the rides I joined right in with his screams and laughter. We really had fun.
Not long after this job, I got another call from his manager saying that Michael had told him to hire only me when he needed a photographer. His manager asked, ‘What’s up with you and Michael?’ ‘We just get along, I guess’, I said. I asked the manager why Michael chose me and he said Michael told him, ‘I like Todd because he doesn’t talk much.’” Todd Gray