Top left: Allison Williams of HBO’s hit series Girls.
Bottom: Bradley Cooper (left) and Robert De Niro, both photographed at The SIlver Linings Playbook premiere in New York City.
After assisting with various shooters on the West Coast and
building a workable portfolio of portraits from the smaller mu-
sic publications he was shooting for, Miller decided to make the
full-time solo plunge in 2010 and move to New York. For the
last few years, he’s been in the habit of toting his book of work
to show anyone who would look at it. “With the environmen-
tal portraits I do, everything kind of comes through New York
first,” he says, “and I really wanted to be apart of that.”
Miller, who isn’t currently represented, drummed up as many
meetings as he could. He relies on his online portfolio as a pro-
motional tool and has found the perfect promo recipe: he mails
them to editors and clients twice a year, and emails them new
work about once a month.
“I try to be respectful of people’s schedules, and I know
they’re very busy with email blasts, but at the same time, being at the right place at the right time is really important,” he
“With photography, I really loved the
idea of getting assignments, meeting
new people and not really knowing
what’s going to happen next.”
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