Neil Milton Photography

A life in monochrome, mostly




There is always the moment when the first snow of the winter falls, when it feels like the very first time I’ve experienced it. Excitement, child-like wonder, and a feeling of calm settles in as snowf…

look10-web. Small boy in Poland with a sinister look and a gun

Eye contact. A look. You can experience so much in just a look. Street photography is often a hunt for that look – a connection between two people, or catching someone’s glance at something else. Some…

Three songs, no flash

My introduction to photography was governed by the phrase “three songs, no flash”. I started taking photographs as a temporary shift away from making music. The obvious sideways move was to shoot live…


The Proust Questionnaire

Every few years I find myself filling in the Proust Questionnaire to see how my answers change over time. The history of the questionnaire itself is that it came from a French parlour game and though …

Lubitel TLR and Zenit SLR film cameras
Choosing Your First Camera

Choosing your first camera is often a choice made all the more difficult by the many options found now on the virtual high street. Which brand to choose? Which model? Finding the right camera to get s…

Hommage à Cartier-Bresson

Oscar Wilde is quoted as saying “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness” and I feel there is no better way of introducing this photograph to the blog. For my …

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


I am a Scottish Varsovian, a musician, a teacher, and, a photographer.

With the exception of a brief couple of years flirtation with piano, since 15 years old, if I didn’t have a guitar in my hands, I had a camera.

In 2006, I left music behind for a 4 year stint as a part-time jobbing photographer, and aspiring photojournalist.

Music pulled me back in, eventually, but I never left photography behind and have been taking photos steadily since. In 2018, I began teaching photography at the Akademickie Liceum Ogólnokształcące przy PJATK in Warsaw.

In the lockdown of 2020, I revisited my hard-drives and negatives to kick off this website with two portfolio collections, “People, mostly”, and “Places, mostly”.

Looking forward, I’ll post other, themed, collections of my photographs both old and new, and will occasionally write a bit about photography on the blog.

I shoot using Leica, Zenit, Lubitel, and Nikon cameras, and the occasional iPhone.

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.


A life in monochrome, mostly