Neil Milton Photography

A life in monochrome, mostly



a Scotland

I have not been home to Scotland in 15 months. It is the longest I’ve ever been away from a small Petersburn street in Airdrie. Coincidentally, or maybe not, yesterday I was shopping online and …


Sometimes you wait for a subject to react, other times, tripping the shutter is the reaction. I was reading a chapter of a book this week that reminded me of a photo I took in Glasgow in 2008. A coupl…


Fitba (Scots, noun – English: football). Fitba is a game that has occupied a huge chunk of my life so far, playing, watching, and photographing. Between 2007 and 2010, I photographed the matches…


Understanding The Exposure Triangle

After choosing that first new camera and gazing at it for a while, now is the time to learn to make your first photographs. There is much to learn so let’s start with something fundamental. Over…

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…

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