Stuart Miller Biography
Photographer and motion director Stuart Miller’s effortlessly sophisticated visual style has consistently proven to be his greatest asset.
His fresh, yet considered approach to each concept, composition and lighting setup, is the hallmark of his unique work, and one that has made him one of Sydney’s most in-demand commercial artists, with almost 50% of his time now spent directing motion.
Stuart loves to capture engaging moments and convey emotion with well crafted lighting and clever technical solutions that never distract from the essential messaging of each creative brief.
Early in his career, Stuart received a number of awards in photography, including numerous AIPP Silver Awards, Australia’s Top Photographer’s Emerging Portrait Photographer of the Year 2010 and Capture Magazine’s Best Emerging Advertising Photographer in 2013. Originally a Canberra boy, Stuart studied a Bachelor of Photography at CIT, however went almost immediately to work in London, learning his craft alongside some of the industry’s most established and inspiring photographers and artists in Europe. Learning a little from each of these teachers and experiences, Stuart’s own unique style was born.
Stuart’s fine art images are beautiful and compelling. Drawing inspiration from the physical and socio-political environment around him. Stuart uses his crafted lighting to create extraordinary visual narratives, and his striking portraits are fascinating and important. Consequently, Stuart was a finalist in the National Portrait Prize several times. Work from his series ‘Blood Generation’ has been exhibited and acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria and the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art.
Stuart learnt his love of whisky from the plethora of commissioned shoots he has completed in Scotland, and loves sharing his knowledge with anyone who wants to share a table and a wee dram. Stuart continues to regularly get commissioned by agencies in London and Europe.
Stuart’s commercial clients include, AMEX, Qantas, Citibank, Mercedes Benz, Dewars, Bombay Sapphire, McDonalds, Fiji Airways, Jagermeister, Gatorade, Ballantine’s, Jacobs Creek, Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Canon, Toyota, Medicare, AMP and Nimble Activewear.