Hello! I'm David Miller, and my studio is Primordial Creative near Phoenix, AZ.
I'm a multimedia artist and educator creating surreal pop art with an ethereal noir vibe.
I'm also an educator, hosting a wide range of in-person and online workshops on creativity and digital tools.
I can be commissioned for:
Short film work
Portrait/ fashion photography
...just get in touch and tell me about your project for a quote!
As a child of the 70s and 80s, I was raised in a time of relative stability where the television acted as a surrogate parental figure. It was an era of practical special effects, educational puppetry, sugar-fueled Saturday mornings, Nintendo and anime introducing Japanese pop culture to Americans, and moral codes learned from superheroes rather than preachers.
The steady diet of childhood unreality led me to consider as an adult that such imaginative concepts found in entertainment have as much creativity, soul, truth and real-world effects as the most straightforward documentary project. The imagery and stories told in fantastical art pieces reflect the mass mind and history as much as any dry think-piece do. My artistic intent is to explore the fertile ground between Pop Art consciousness and Surreal unconsciousness with all available creative tools- digital software, chemical alternative processes, moving and still imagery, sound and sculpture and animation.
David was born in 1977 in Omaha, NE. He graduated with his BFA in Photography from Arizona State University in 2006, creating portrait series that reflected both the hyperkinetic films, games and comics of the 1980s and 1990s, as well as more humanist documentary work with Indigenous communities in America and Australia.
After ASU he became a teaching artist as well as exhibing around the Southwest/ West Coast and been published in numerous magazines such as Orion, View Camera, B+W/ Color, and others. In 2014 he was named as one of the top 100 Creatives of Arizona by New Times Magazine. He currently lives in Chandler with wife Vesna and 2 children, Patrick and Magdalena.