About the Artist

Art mimics life, life mimics me, and I occasionally mimic art; it’s all very cyclical. I fell in love with my first camera (a Polaroid) at a young age and quickly progressed from there. As a freshman in college, I learned the art of darkroom film photography and composition.

I am self trained in digital photography and multimedia painting. I forage endlessly for subjects, objects, and locales to photograph because I perceive everything from urban decay to majestic natural settings to be aesthetically pleasing. I delight in colors that POP but admittedly have a soft spot for black and white. I often incorporate lighting, sound, and random inanimate objects (mirrors, vinyl, wood, etc) into my multimedia pieces. I draw inspiration from own life experiences (the extraordinary and the tragic), as well as those of my friends, my family, and my Pug, Huckleberry. I will never tire of looking for new ways to grow as an artist and new mediums for expressing my creativity. There are few greater joys I have experienced than watching another person connect deeply with one of my works of art. I have taken part in several National Arts Program events and in 2008 they presented me with an award for my photo “Fire in Bloom”.

My photography has appeared on HBO’s ‘Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel’, on CBS 3, in Boyd’s Magazine, Philadelphia Style Magazine, National Geographic (online), and has been displayed in Philadelphia City Hall, Woodmere Art Museum, Triumph Brewery, Grey Lounge, Mount Airy Arts Garage, and Plastic Club Art Gallery. My work has been auctioned off for several charity events to benefit great causes such as ‘Toys For Tots’, ‘The Red Cross’, ‘The United Way’, and ‘Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’.

In addition to my artistic photos, I currently serve as the head photographer for www.IndependentPhilly.com (the reigning Best Blogger in Philadelphia) providing the site with top-notch sporting event, concert, and nightlife photography.

My modeling portfolio includes runway photography, head-shots, modeling work, and product shots.

I am available for modeling work, product photography, head-shots, promo shots, event photography (from weddings, to sporting events, to concerts), and as a dedicated photographer for musicians (from one show to a touring photographer).

My studio is located at 155 Cecil B. Moore Avenue (3rd floor) in the Sharktown, Inc. studio complex.

Thank you for taking the time to check out my site and please feel free to contact me with any questions! If you’d like to check out my private concert photography portfolio, please drop me a line at djacobmillerphotos@gmail.com

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