As released by the APA:
Harold Lee Miller is a fine art and advertising photographer who lives in Indianapolis and travels the country on assignment and personal projects.
In 2005, he began photographing people and their animals at county and state fairs in Indiana. Over the next four years he created a body of work documenting the unique subculture that inhabits fairs, resulting in the publication in 2010 of Fair Culture, a photography book published by the Historical Society Press.
Miller will talk about:
•Initiating a project with the end use predetermined, and the risks that entails
•How to identify a project worthy of your time, effort and resources
•How important is it to define a project carefully before you begin?
•Should an artist focus attention on one area of interest, or spread it out over lots of different, divergent subjects and techniques?
•How important is a photographic style to a project?
•What is a photographic style?
•How to present your idea to a book publisher in a way that has a chance of interesting them in publishing it;
•How much money can you make doing a fine-art book? (Spoiler alert: little)
•If there’s no money in it, why are you doing it then?
•What has been the result of having a photography book published?
•How does it serve your personal ambitions and your economic needs?
Date: Tonight Monday, March 18, 2013
Location: Apple Store, North Michigan Avenue
Address: 679 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
Admission is free