Mike Miller

Mike Miller is the photographer for many celebrities, he has taken some of the most iconic portraits of music legends and even actors. Mike grew up in Santa Monica on the West Coast. Miller states that his entry to photography was a fluke, he was trying to date models and through taking pictures of them, he found he had a gift and passion for taking photos. Soon after, Mike was taking pictures for Cacharel and other major fashion outlets.

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Above is one of Mike Millers famous works of hip hop legend “Tupac” Mike said that Tupac was one of the most genuine people he’d met and that he knew exactly what kind of photo he wanted Mike to take. He was even willing to go deep into the “projects” to get great photos of Tupac.

Mike has a good notoriety in the celebrity world, he has a whole portfolio full of celebrities and not just rappers.

 

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He has also taken pictures of James Franco and many other actors including Will Smith, Angelina Jolie, and Cameron Diaz.

Mike also takes picture of new wave hip hop artists.

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A portrait of Asap Rocky above is one of my favorites by him, with expensive jewelry to flex on his teeth and his fingers. He has also photographed and directed other rappers such as YG, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, and Jeezy.

Some of Miller’s has been added to the Getty Black Book which has been acquired by the Smithsonian and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Mike Miller has also written two books:

Michael Miller Photography, West Coast Hip Hop: A History in Pictures

and his newest book :

Love West Coast Girls

Check out Michael’s Instagram

Also go to his website and porfolio

Even check out some more in depth information about his LA Hip Hop photography

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