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Las Vegas, 2001. Photograph by Greg Miller

It’s almost summer!  Time to get outside and start talking to strangers and what better way than with a big camera.  There is still space left in my class, The Large Format Narrative Portrait at Maine Media Workshop.  It runs next month June 12 thru 18.  It is kind of a crash course in finding your photographic voice in large format. Whether you are looking to move up to large format or are a seasoned LF shooter and just want to conquer your fear of approaching and photographing strangers, this could be the class for you and hey, hopefully you will have time to grab a lobster roll in the process.  The class quickly gets you up to speed in large format (it’s not that hard and the school provides cameras) then moves into shooting as many pictures you can before the week is up.  Processing is provided by the school so you can focus on shooting, classes are small, intimate and you get tons of one on one attention.

Greg helped me find my voice by encouraging me to use a larger format, but more importantly through his profoundly sharp, insightful, and constructive critiques.  He helped me slow down and develop my emerging style, skills I keep building on four years after taking his class.

-Former Student

To register click here or for more information go here.

Hope to see you there!

A scene from Maine Media Workshops 2010...

...and another.

This last weekend I saw the former Limelight nightclub that was turned into a mall by the NY developer Jack Menashe.  It was a marketplace of sorts, back in the early nineties, when I used to photograph there.  Now they are just selling different stuff.  They have mannequins positioned where the stage used to be, assuming, I guess, that many of today’s shoppers are also former club goers.  It made me think while I was in there how there used to be such an uproar when NYC became a little bit more of a mall.  Looks like most residents these days would rather have a mall than a nightclub.  Below are the photographs I made there circa 1992 and it’s current state.

Limelight, 1992.

Limelight, 1992. Photograph © Greg Miller

Limelight, 1992. Photograph ©Greg Miller.

Limelight, 1992. Photograph © Greg Miller.

Limelight, 1992.

Limelight, 1992. Photograph © Greg Miller

Limelight, 2010.

Limelight, 2010.

Limelight, 2010.

Limelight, 2010.

All images and content unless otherwise noted © Greg Miller