I've been in love with photography since childhood. From the first time I saw an image appear on a piece of paper in a developer bath in fourth grade, I was entranced and I wanted to know more. It took me another twenty years before I pursued the thing I loved most: I spent the '90s working as a touring musician in the industrial band ¡TchKung!, and as a graphic designer and writer for Seattle newspapers, magazines and ad agencies. I opened my photography studio in 2002, after completing Seattle Central College's Commercial Photography program.

On location or in studio, I work fast and efficiently on set-up, focusing on connecting with my subject in the short time we may have together. I love editorial shoots that demand spontaneous creative solutions to challenging environments. I equally love working with a client on concept and creating cinematic sets with evocative lighting to tell compelling stories. I'm also available to document 2-D and 3-D art for artists and institutions.

My Pioneer Square studio in Seattle has a 25x13 ft shooting bay, 10ft ceilings, a lounge, full kitchen, and full bathroom. There's room for art directors, stylists, costumers, and models to all fit comfortably around an elaborate set.

I use digital medium format and full-frame 35mm cameras, and have expert post-production digital editing and compositing skills.

I'm also a fine art photographer and videographer. My art work has been presented in galleries and museums, and I've been published around the world.

I would love the opportunity to collaborate with you and make your dreams come to life.

If you'd like to see a portfolio or talk about your next project, please email steven@smiller555.com or call 206.351.4739.

Photography clients include:
206 Inc, Bellevue Art Museum, City Arts Magazine, DDB, Degenerate Art Ensemble, DINOSAUR Magazine Intl, Dragon’s Eye Recordings, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Gay City Health Project, Implied Violence, Levi Strauss, McKinley Irvin, Midday Veil, Microsoft, Publicis, Quake Rugby, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Weekly, T-Mobile, Tacoma Art Museum, The Stranger, Theater Off Jackson, University of Washington, and many more.

Photo by Dylan Priest for City Arts Magazine

Photo by Dylan Priest for City Arts Magazine