Clayton Miller, "Papalote Popular", 1998,  Gelatin Silver Print, edition 1/18.

Clayton Miller, “Papalote Popular”, 1998, Gelatin Silver Print, edition 1/18.

Clayton Miller

The vision is the intent of seeking purity. The inner Eye seeks Truth. Perceptively the finite of an absolute Truth is an elusive ideal, sought after in the annals of all time. Many of the images as a function of their intent are overwhelmingly dark in tone, though not intrinsically mood. The most direct method to speak about such absolute terms of truth is not to confuse ourselves with the infinite details, rather, to submit to the eternal Truths of symbolism and iconography. We can find this in the mundane and banal that surrounds us because it is what is at the roots of the human experience. There is a journey through isolation that brings one to face oneself. The Circle is Complete. To begin to see the alienation, one must forget the filter through which one typically views everyday life.

Clayton Miller, from Barrington, IL, received his BA from the University of California at Berkeley. He names Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Brassai, Eugene Richards, and Alexander Rodchencko as his creative influences. Commercial clients include NY Times Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, Life, and the Oprah Winfrey show. His work is in private collections in the US and Cuba and has been shown at the Barrington Area Arts Council.