A photographer is the fruit of her heritage. My visual style comes from my immigrant background and culture which forces me to see the world differently...sometimes upside down, inverted and abandoned, and often changeable or disturbing.
I am a European born self-taught portrait and fine art photographer now living in Stratford, Ontario. I came to professional photography late in life after a long career in the world of finance.
Qualities of mystery, wonder, luminosity, poetry...the parallel world of reflections...in windows, on water, puddles, and anything reflective attracts my eye.
A ground shift occurs when I do something to these reflections. Suddenly I see not the wet pavement or the trees at the water's edge, but their reflections which...to me...adds the third dimension missing in photography. Is the scene less real? Or does it offer a perspective we would otherwise have missed? Is it deceptive? Or does it create beautiful rhythm, symmetry and mood?
Like most introverts, I am a voracious reader so I see my portrait clients as characters in their life story and I approach my fine art landscape work by attempting to "extract" the essence of a scene.
My images have been licensed to companies such as the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Novotel Hotels, MuralUnique.com, CGP Publishing as well as Candice Olson, P. I. Fine Art and multiple newspapers and magazines. I have also exhibited my limited editions through Agora Gallery, Gallery Stratford, Gallery on the Grand and recently through artbombdaily.com an online juried art auction.
Many of my limited edition images are enjoyed by art collectors everywhere.
The word "mantra" is derived from the Sanskrit man meaning "to think". My mantra is The ARTiculate Eye. I try to bring distinct, expressive, and meaningful qualities to both my portraits and fine art.
I am greatly influenced by my love of poetry and poetic images. My favourite poets are Elizabeth Bishop, Mary Oliver, Stanley Kunitz, P. K. Page, Emily Dickinson and Wistawa Szymborska . The titles of my photographs are often taken from favourite poems.
"The stunning visuals presented in Miller's fine art photographs are reminiscent of poetry on page."..Heather Lynch, photographer/journalist, ArtScape Magazine.
"Irene Miller's fine art portraits are delicious." Colleen Koolen, co-owner Koolen Fine Art Gallery.
I am available for speaking engagements and photography sessions.
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