The part I don't like writing about, myself. My journey started in November of 2010 when I was downsized out of my job of 24 years. I had soul searching and decisions to make. After a month or so I decided I wanted to try photography, it's always something I had a love of doing. I spent December and January buying equipment and learning cameras, lighting and photoshop. My first shoot was January 5th 2011, you will see some photos of that shoot if you click on "the beginning".
I do modeling photography along with family portraiture, pets, landscapes, etc. My studio name for the modeling work is Damien Designs. That is my studio name only, my name is Daniel Miller. My studio name is just that, a studio name. I go by my real name at all times. The name was chosen firstly because of a song by a band I love. They are called Iced Earth and the song is called Damien. It's about the Omen movies. Secondly I just like the feel of the name Damien, it is really edgy.
WORKING WITH ME
I take my work very serious and as such you can expect me to be professional and passionate about my projects. I am very easy to get along with and enjoy working with many different types of people. I am prompt and ready to shoot at our arranged time. I treat every person I shoot as an individual, I will never raise my voice or demean you for not hitting a pose just right. I will never make lewd comments or disrespect any of my models in anyway. If you do not want your pictures published, they will not be published, period. Our release will state that fact for you. I am actually a very quiet guy, until I get to know you. Then I sometimes talk too much. But at all times I like to have fun and make the shoot a pleasure for the model. I've worked with quite a few new models more than one time. Escorts are always welcome to come to a shoot with you, due to studio size though, only one escort please. In fact I've had escorts who have modeled after seeing their friend model. I've also had couples shoot together. References from other models are available upon request, I also have a few testimonials on this site and will add more as I receive them.
I have a love for the work of Betty Page and the fifties era fetish producers. You will see some of that in my portfolio. I also love shooting concept pieces along with the usual pin up, boudoir, etc. I have done shots that are considered erotic, but will not do anything considered porn. The nudes I have shot are also artistic in nature. I have had work published and hope to have more
published in the future.
In October 2012 I opened a home studio, small but works well for me. I've had many great shoots here since I opened it.