Photo Journal

Studio updates, project announcements, and a glimpse behind the scenes of commercial and editorial photo shoots.

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City Rain
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I had the chance to take advantage of the unusual gloominess a couple of weeks ago with Austin Carr (Mavrick Models) in Pasadena, CA. Everyone has been complaining about the weather (myself included), but I simultaneously love it. The clouds create perfect outdoor lighting — the whole city is currently a big soft box.

Julian

A couple of months ago, I was commissioned by Los Angeles model/actor Julian Zambrano to photograph an important transformation — the first cutting of his long, beloved hair in years. We decided to celebrate the moment in an homage to Patrick Demarchelier’s beautiful photographs of Karlie Kloss’s famous haircut.

VOGUE ITALIA
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I'm currently in Joshua Tree, California, working on a new photo series. I stopped for coffee early this morning and was excited to learn that one of my images from my recent shoot with model Ariel Thompson is up on Vogue Italia's PhotoVogue. (Makeup by Stephanie Lopez.)

David (Vision L.A.)
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From my shoot last month with David Hicks from Vision Models L.A. Grooming by Stephanie Lopez.

IN THE STUDIO WITH COURTNEY TAYLOR BURNESS

A couple of my favorite images from my shoot a couple weeks back with actress Courtney Taylor Burness. Makeup by Stephanie Lopez.

MARK WALLACE FOR NYLON GUYS
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I've been working on archiving all of my published work from the last several years and came across this old photo I shot for Nylon Guys back in 2014. Mark Wallace is the founder and owner of Wallace Detroit Guitars, an amazing boutique guitar company that handcrafts their instruments from reclaimed wood from destroyed houses in Detroit. During out shoot, I got to tour the warehouse space where the reclaimed wood was kept prior to guitar production. It was an incredibly inspiring space deep in the heart of Detroit, and Mark was genuinely passionate about his city and his company. Their slogan, "The sound of the Motor City," says it all.

PRISCILLA FORD FOR LATINA MAGAZINE

Several months ago, I had the pleasure of photographing actress Priscilla Ford for her interview with Latina Magazine. You can read more about Priscilla's projects here.

MERCEDES-BENZ DRIVE CAMPAIGN

I was excited to learn that some of the lifestyle images I photographed for the renowned Mercedes-Benz DRIVE Technician Training program have gone live on their website. You can view more about the program and company at the Mercedes-Benz DRIVE website.

VOGUE ITALIA's PhotoVogue
Megan Mockensturm (W Talent / The iGroup) photographed by Erin Marie Miller - Vogue Italia's PhotoVogue April 2014.

Megan Mockensturm (W Talent / The iGroup) photographed by Erin Marie Miller - Vogue Italia's PhotoVogue April 2014.

In February 2014, I rented my first private studio -- a gorgeous daylight studio with cement floors and floor-to-ceiling windows across one wall in a massive industrial warehouse turned studio and exhibition space. I wanted to test out the new space as well as some different lighting techniques, and was excited to when talented model Megan Mockensturm agreed to be my guinea pig. The resulting image ended up being selected by Vogue Italia's editorial staff for PhotoVogue that April.