Announcing Primordial Creative

I’ve spent most of 2015 producing videos that build upon my photographic style while incorporating original music, graphic design and animation.  Having my business name “David Miller Photoworks” isn’t relevant at this stage, and “David Miller” is a name so common I have had multiple times where I’m mixed up with another photographer.  This brings us to Primordial Creative- a multimedia production studio focusing on video shorts, sound design, animations, and still photography with a surreal pop flavor.    primordial more lite

In 2016, PC aims to open a physical studio space and bring on other local creatives. It’s been a lengthy transition from basic still photography of an indie artist to this monstrosity of production so I hope anyone following my work enjoys what’s next!

http://www.primordialcreative.com

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Heat Transfer on Tile from Mexico City

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In the course of making some online tutorials about image transfer, I used shots from Mexico City that I wouldn’t exactly put alongside my creative portrait work; in this case, an iPhone shot of a statue.  This was printed on heat transfer paper and transferred onto a travertine stone tile.  What’s fun about using these non-portfolio images in a creative way is that it gives me some neat wall art for my house that reminds us of our adventures, truly unique vacation memorabilia.  I have a video tutorial of this and other transfer techniques up on Skillshare– the great creative learning site that taught me typography, poster design, and how to use After Effects and Illustrator among many things.

Released today! Capturing the Face: A Guide to Creative Photographic Portraiture

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Out TODAY – my e-book guide to creative photographic portraiture, “Capturing the Face.”

Fast facts:

  1. It’s exclusive to the Kindle store, but can be read on any Kindle app
  2. It is structured around the 10 essential ingredients to creating art photography that communicates with style and depth
  3. it’s 44 pages and $2.99- roughly the same price of an energy drink, but it’ll improve your life rather than sending you to an early grave.

Have fun with it!

Making Out In Mexico City

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While traveling in Mexico City I was struck by how many people were making out in public, particularly in a few extremely public areas where I would look in each direction and see a couple having a moment. Mexico City is a place where no one but the odd tourist (aka myself) has a camera so I stood around for a while, waged war with my inner demons as to whether it was okay to take photos or not, and went ahead and did it; here’s a couple of couples.Mexico City (1075 of 524)

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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.

One Day In Alaska

Alaska July 2015 (307 of 435)I installed a photo show in Chicago on July 3rd but found it difficult to return to Phoenix on the holiday weekend using my wife’s nifty airline standby trick, so my son and I ended up spending a single day of adventure in Alaska.  If you plan on driving you basically have one stretch of highway that runs north of Anchorage to Denali National Park, and one stretch that runs south to Seward.  We took the Seward route, and came to one of the most magical locations I’ve ever been – Exit Glacier.

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We were pretty beat up by the redeye flight, but the air was so clean that one doesn’t get the sweaty, scummy feel one gets by having to maneuver around subways and skyscrapers.  Patrick especially had a great impression of Alaska, maybe because he got toys in Anchorage.  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.

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.