Sprint shoot pops up, makes me think

Worked recently with the good folks at Digitas Chicago and New York on project for Sprint’s mobile learning app.  Shot everything at the York Community High School, a beautiful old building in Elmhurst that offered great locations throughout.  Here’s one of of the images we did for this project, which was printed into a 3D popup with four views –


Sprint_PopUp_ClassroomShooting this required background plates, foreground plates and some spatial pre-visualization that required I get rid of my gum before I could think it through.  This direct mail piece went to education professionals.


Producer Judith Gatesman’s solid leadership kept the fast-paced shoot running smoothly, and we finished on time, on budget and in good spirits.  Thanks to the staff at York and thanks to a great production team from Digitas: Senior Producer Noah Wilker and senior art director Ryan Ruark.

Graphis includes me in their 2014 online photography annual. Me happy.

Some recent work made it into Graphis’ new photo annual online — my campaign for LaCrosse Footwear (see all three of the series at the link under the photo) —

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And this image from my personal sports series –

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Great to be included in this, it’s one of the very best annual collections out there!

Work by other photographers in the annual that caught my eye:

Here’s a series on twins from photographer Tim Macpherson that I think is just brilliant (click on the link to see them all) —

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And this shot by James Haefner –

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And then, from Jack Anderson, there’s this! –

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APA Midwest & APA San Francisco both exhibiting recent work

This Friday, APA Midwest will be exhibiting their Artist’s Perspectives show at the Chicago Art Department on Halstead.  I am honored to be selected for that show as well as APA San Francisco’s Something Personal Exhibition, taking place this Saturday at Leftspace in San Francisco.  A big thank you to both organizations, it’s an honor to be among such a select group of artists!

ImageAPA Midwest & APA SF select  ©HaroldLeeMiller 2013


APA Midwest Select   ©HaroldLeeMiller 2013

First Place Win in the Lifestyle Category of the APA Awards

We’re delighted to be chosen by the APA as the lifestyle category winner in the 2013 competition.  You may have seen this image before from our LaCrosse Boots campaign, shot over a few days in Michigan.   This makes working in some seriously cold temperatures feel just a little bit sweeter.  Special thanks everyone who helped us make these pictures, and to APA & their sponsors!




Congrats to all the winners!

Exact Target shoot in Chicago: Trains, pains and automobiles

Wei-and-train-g-new-crop-etcDepicting customers using Exact Target’s software on the go was the objective when we shot this campaign in downtown Chicago. Taking advantage of the city’s bustling urban views, we parked our production RV at the base of the El just south of Wacker and used the surrounding environment in a series of images for  Exact Target’s website and marketing.

Screen Shot 2013-09-19 at 10.03.08 AMBecause we wanted an active, dynamic look to the images, we incorporated movement and traffic wherever we could.  So that accounts for the train and the automobiles.  What about the pain, you ask?

You try shooting all day, shouting direction to models and crew, with the sound of an elevated train roaring overhead.  Then you talk to me about pain, my friends.  Then you talk to me about pain….