About

J. EARL MILLER

BIO

I am a freelance, working photographer hailing from Fargo, ND with most of my editorial photos published in the High Plains Reader, and in advertisement campaigns throughout the area. My father first placed a camera in my hands when I was about ten years old and that is when my career first took root. I was educated at Central Lakes College in Staples, Minnesota and later attended Minnesota State University, Moorhead studying photography. I also had the opportunity to apprentice with the advertising photographer David Wolfe of Minneapolis. My work ranges from straight photography to complex manipulations and montages. I work in both the digital and analog mediums. I truly believe all images should happen inside the camera or the darkroom as a standard before you bring it to the digital process. This is something I learned early on, shooting roll after roll, trying to find the perfect technique that would work for the image. For me, every photograph, no matter what the subject should create a mood to draw the viewer in to the imagery I create.


RESUME

EDUCATION
2004 Moorhead State University Moorhead, Photography, Moorhead MN
1998 Central Lakes College, Photography, Staples MN

EXHIBITIONS
2011
Dakota 2.0 Gallery 14, Fargo, ND
Horizontal Grandeur, Stevens County Historical Society, Morris, MN
Dakota Moniker 1.0, Spirit Room Gallery, Fargo, ND
Dakota Moniker 1.0, Fargo Public Library Gallery, Fargo, ND

2010
Pekin Days Art Show, Pekin ND
Jamestown Juried Show, Jamestown, ND

1999
New York Mills Juried Art Show, New York Mills, MN
Central Lakes College Student Show, Staples, MN


PUBLISHED PRINT/ ONLINE / ADVERTISMENT

2011
Focus Project 2011, (Head Curator Daria Brit Shapiro), New York, NY
Professional Artist (Formerly Art Calendar), Orlando FL
Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND (Colleen Sheehy, Director)
High Plains Reader, Weekly News Paper, Fargo, ND
Michael Pink, Fargo, ND
Fargo Forum, Fargo, ND
Amanda Stand Alone and The Pastry Shop Girls, Fargo, ND

2010
VIP Room, Fargo, ND
High Plains Reader, Fargo, ND
Bad Weather Burlesque, Fargo, ND
Fargo Forum, Fargo, ND
Unwound Design, Fargo, ND

2009
Fargo Forum, Fargo, ND
High Plains Reader, Fargo, ND

AWARDS

2011 Focus Project Featured Photographer, New York NY
1999 New York Mills Juried Art Show 3rd Place, Photography

EMPLOYMENT
J. Earl Miller Photography, Freelance, Fargo, ND
High Plains Reader, Photographer, Fargo, ND
Best of Times Photography, Photographer, Fargo, ND