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PHOTOS, MOSTLY – A NewsLETTER

Photos, mostly is a newsletter intended to both serve as a digest of content posted here, and as a place where I can build a small community around my photography with exclusive photos, articles, discounts, and recommendations. There will be street photography, grainy photos of bands, and no doubt a lot of music and film photography chat.

Portrait of the author, Neil Milton, photographed by Katarzyna Rolak

ABOUT ME

I’m a shy though loquacious, youthfully middle-aged, Scottish Varsovian street and live music photographer. I teach photography at Akademickie Liceum Ogólnokształcące (PJATK) in Warsaw. I write about photography for Shoot It With Film, and 35mmc.

I’ve been called “A surrealist at heart” with an “eye for irony and amusing little moments”. I spend my days walking the streets looking for the unexpected, the unconventional, and the contradictory. My nights are spent in live music venues photographing bands and gradually destroying my hearing.

Formerly, I have photographed football matches, news events, movie set stills, portraits, and headshots. It was with live music, and street photography, however, that I found my home.

My work has been published in the Glasgow Herald, The Sunday Mail, The Reykjavik Grapevine, the Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser, the Big Issue, The Skinny, The List, and on several record covers. In addition I have had gallery shows in the 13th Note cafe, and the National Scottish Football Museum, both in Glasgow.

In January 2022, Ckio hosted my first exhibition in Poland in Pałacyk Kasyno in Podkowa Leśna. The Exhibition, Le Retour, is a collection of 15 photographs documenting the return to life after lockdown and my return to photography.

I am an alumnus of the Magnum Professional Practices series and have also completed masterclasses with Magnum photographers Richard Kalvar and Bruce Gilden, in Paris and London respectively.

I shoot with Kodak Tri-x 400 film on Leica iiif, M3, and M6 cameras, mostly.

Get in touch

If you like what you see, or would like to say hi, drop me an email. I’m open to creative collaborations both audible, and visual. Prints will be available sometime in the future, though for now if you’d like to buy or use something, feel free to ask.