Victoria Fujiroid

Victoria Elle hair by Andy Tseng
Victoria Elle hair by Andy Tseng

This is one of the instax minis I’ve shot recently that I did pretty straight and was pleased with- no in-camera special effects.  It’s a mesh of textures, from skin to kimono to metal, that I particularly liked.  Original instax for sale on my etsy.

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Fun With Fujiroids

fujiroid instax mini of model Victoria Elle
fujiroid instax mini of model Victoria Elle

The most purely fun thing I’m working on currently is my series of surreal Fuji Instax Mini which I call Twisted on my site.  It’s not much more than the same old in-camera effects, but coupled with the lo-fi flatness of instant film, it’s almost prehistoric in its vibe.  I attribute this to the “truthiness” of what we traditionally expect from Polaroid or any of its knockoffs- whatever is in the picture is really real.  This image of model Victoria Elle shot in Brooklyn last May, and I have the original for sale on my Etsy site.

Sierra in Seattle

This is a compilation of sorts, video + photos + interview audio + music audio I’ve all done with Seattle model Sierra McKenzie.  If you enjoy any of this work I encourage you to like 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.

The Soft Look

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Different scenarios require different aesthetics- work that we want interpreted as quiet or intimate needn’t be tack sharp, blazing with colors, or overly lit.  For all the time I spend coming up with mixed media, surreal pop referenced material, these kinds of natural, quiet shots are like a breath of fresh air to make.  I think of them as the acoustic numbers on an album inbetween the loud sounds and fury.  Shot with a Fuji X-E1 with the 1.4 35mm lens.

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Model Sierra McKenzie shot in October

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.

Mixed Media Photographic Xerox Transfers- Workshop Preview

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I made a lot of these pieces in April of this year and am only catching up on the posting.  Top is a xerox transfer of model Sierra McKenzie shot 3 years ago, and the bottom is Mosh from 2 years ago.  The finishes are watercolor and colored pencil; I’m teaching this whole process as a workshop at a local Tempe chain store, Jerry’s Artarama, later this week.  These two original pieces, and others, are for sale on my Etsy.Mosh Mixed Media

Alright I’m Going to Use Go–amn Instagram

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The Photo Grid app makes square collages ideal for sharing work on Instagram, but allows for a more creative showcase than the simple square. Model Brooke Eva, hair Laura Buenrostro, face paint Jamie Graden, mua Brittany Moody, clothes Marcel Dejure.

I’ve had recent personal problems with relatives and in my head I think, “there’s a resource that can help you and you’re too stubborn to use it.” Well, that can easily be applied to myself; certain services and sites exist that very commonly can help an artist connect, sell existing work and book new work, and why not take advantage of them? Instagram is one of those tools. It’s ideal for short video, “bts”, and grid collages of existing work when I don’t want to just post a square version of a rectangular photo.

Anywho, there I am @dbmillerphoto.