Instax Mini Art Model Sale!

I’m on my way to Costa Rica with my family and to help out with the trip, I’m running a massive instax mini sale through Halloween!  It’s 50% off my normal price – each instax is $7.50, 8 for $50, 20 for $100- featuring indie model greats like Thumbelina, Mosh, Anastasia Arteyeva, Devi, Corrie Shannon, Kelly Eden, Glass Olive, Sierra McKenzie, Cacia Zoo, and many many more.  Message any interest at dbmillerphoto@gmail.com!

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Preview of October model sets on Patreon!

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Coming in October on my Patreon!

..photosets with Glass Olive (18+), Maryjane Mclain, Lillie Monster (18+), and Lux Tango/ Lacheln
…video art piece with Ana Corbi
…the rest of my Learning Lightroom tutorial series, and the start of my Adobe Illustrator Shading/ Depth series
…plenty of Halloween-themed material from my Scream Queens series..
 $1 pledge to access the PG posts, $5 for 18+ photosets, $10 for videos and tutorials!
My Patreon is now several months deep in model sets and programmed through January, so if you’re on the fence about supporting a creator because you think they’ll flake on content- this one is chock full and will remain regularly updated with no breaks!

Instax Model Shoot Series with Glass Olive

Welcome to a new series where I show you some specific shoots I did with models and Fuji Instax film!  These images were shot with the Fuji Instax Mini Neo Classic 90 in 2015 with model/ actress/ Penthouse Pet Glass Olive aka Olive Glass.  We shot in Utah by the Great Salt Lake, a very barren area ideal for the minimalist photography I like with my Instax.

Show some love to our studio Primordial Creative on Patreon and check out further photography/ art tutorials at my Skillshare channel!

The Sound Design of “Interference” and “Lady of the Lake”

My first set of videos in 2014 were to existing music tracks I made in 2013.  The early 2015 videos were set to soundtracks more ambient in nature that I made concurrently to the videos, and assembled as the album Waveforms in Exile.  Having released that album, I have a different approach to the sound of my newer videos which is more music concrete.

The sound design of “Interference” with Cacia Zoo began started with a sample of her saying her name, and remembering the hilarious Chris Lilley rap “Animal Zoo”;  it was super chaotic mashing those up, but it felt like there should be a clash between soft, meditative sounds and the constant barrage of noise and interruption I think most of us have to deal with when we try to be clear.  The “bells” of the ambient parts were recorded last Sunday when I took my kids to the Mesa Idea Museum and found out they no longer have free Sundays, so we stood around and played the xylophones outside- sounds that ended up in this video about an hour later.

Glass Olive’s sounds for “Lady of the Lake” were 100% generated by her, and manipulated by me using a program called Paul Stretch.  I wanted something as ethereal and organic as possible to match the stripped down, ghostly scenarios in the video.  Glass Olive made up these sounds spontaneously while in the hallway of a Brooklyn photo studio, and recorded them onto my iPad while I was busy.

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.

“Lady of the Lake” with Glass Olive

“Lady of the Lake” is video art created with model/ actress Glass Olive, who also displays some amazing singing ability as the sole sound of this piece.  It was filmed in 2 halves, in Brooklyn in May of 2015 (with the aid of ace hairstylist Andy Tseng) and in July 2015 at the Great Salt Lake, a combination of Fuji X-T1 footage and GoPro Hero Black 4.

 

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.

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.

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.

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.