Poolside Statue Fashion

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Model Annie Montgomery, hairstylist Laura Buenrostro and fx artist Brittany Moody, shot August 2014. It was shortly after I’d returned from Greece and Macedonia and wanted to shoot something evoking the ancient statues, though it definitely has a vibe all its own and it’s better for it. Today I think it’s like a fantasy character stalking suburbia.

New music video – Satyr Comma, “Anticipation Ties The Knot”

Produced in the sweltering days of August where all photoshoots take place in water.  I did this for Phoenix electronic act Satyr Comma with model Lacheln using the Fuji X-T1 for the above water stuff and my GoPro Hero Black 4 for anything underwater.  Since Jessie (singer for Satyr Comma) makes jewelry, this doubled as a fashion video for her creations.

New Instax with Luxbot Lacheln

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I shot these fujiroid instax minis with my frequent collaborator Lacheln in early August when we had access to a pool.  The instax were shot from above a diving board, with the model under the surface of the water, with a couple failed attempts to do something with the camera in a waterproof bag under the surface.  lacheln aug 2015 instax (9 of 20)

Lacheln and I both live in the Phoenix metro area so you can guarantee any photography during the summer is done around water or in a studio.  lacheln aug 2015 instax (10 of 20)If you enjoy any of this work I encourage you to like it and share it!  For more photoworks goodness peruse my Etsy shop, follow on tumblr and twitter and instagram, and rummage around on my full site.

Locations: Great Salt Lake

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Model Glass Olive shot July 2015 at the Great Salt Lake.

As a minimalist, I look for environments that are clean and open without chaotic elements.  It doesn’t get any more open and less chaotic than the Great Salt Lake outside Salt Lake City.  It’s one of those areas, like White Sands in New Mexico, where people frequently say how it feels like being on another planet.  When leaving Salt Lake City, there is a pull off from I-80 with paid parking, and about 2 minutes further down a dirt road is a large tagged up rock with free parking and not much in the way of interference from other lookie-loos except for sunset time.  A beautifully empty, if smelly, place.

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Inspiration + Influence: Jim Henson

Jim Henson made avant garde films and probably would have continued if The Muppets hadn’t taken off. I know there was a comic recently of one of his unfilmed works. The Muppets were my earliest memory and influence, so Henson already had a place in my Mt. Rushmore, but the strangeness and unique sound design and pacing of this are influencing me as a filmmaker alongside the same as Orson Welles’ experimental design or George Melies’s in-camera effects.  Sound and cutting are what drives the story in “Timepiece.”

GO – new video art featuring Glass Olive

Filmed with my old buddy Glass Olive in her home state of Utah in July.  Everything is done on my GoPro Hero Black 4.  The soundtrack is different from recent video art pieces- not a straight composition as I normally make, but a warped soundscape collage kind of thing.  The next few video art pieces I have in the pipeline have a similar aesthetic, warped soundscape collages and music videos for artists other than myself.

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New video art + soundtrack release

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/121921027″>Exile</a&gt; from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/davidmillerphotoworks”>David Miller</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

On August 20th, I have a soundtrack LP being released under my musical persona of Artificial Human.  It’s called Waveforms in Exile and it’s a compilation of my video art soundtracks.  The majority of my videos have music specifically scored for them, either ambient electronica or ambient guitar along the lines of Brian Eno, the Future Sound of London, Daniel Lanois and Clint Mansell.  This is the same kind of stuff I listen to for artistic inspiration, romantic sexy times, writing blogs, and I’m thrilled to share it with the universe.

AH waveforms in exile

The $5.99 Amazon preorder is here, and previews of 9 of the 12 tracks are below.