Miles | @ThePortraitCulture

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My feed makes it look like I’m out adventuring and leading this exciting life when in reality I’m probably laying in bed planning YouTube videos or catching up on edits 😂 how ordinary is your life in comparison to your Instagram? •




#MilesOfColor #TribeArchipelago #lookslikefilm #Losangelesphotographer #Sandiegophotographer #FashionBlogger #Losangelesmodel #losangelesblogger #PostPeople #sandiegoblogger #losangelesart #bleachmyfilm #portrait_perfection #ftwotw #pursuitofportraits #losangelesstyle #ftmedd

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(Before / After on story) I’ve been letting myself think negatively so frequently lately, it’s got to change. Things that make me feel good: exercise, spending time with my girlfriend / family, sharing my art with you. I’ve told myself I don’t deserve to relax, that I’m not working hard enough, that I don’t have the results, that I’m nothing. That’s no way to set yourself up for success. I’d love to hear from you, what helps you get back into a positive mindset? Patiently waiting your answers 🖤





#MilesOfColor #TribeArchipelago #lookslikefilm #Losangelesphotographer #Sandiegophotographer #FashionBlogger #Losangelesmodel #losangelesblogger #PostPeople #sandiegoblogger #losangelesart #bleachmyfilm #portrait_perfection #ftwotw #pursuitofportraits #losangelesstyle #ftmedd #L0tsabraids #quietthechaos #featurepalette #agameoftones

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You make me feel like I’ve been waiting my whole life 🖤 Who’s the person you love to spend all your time with? I think we all know who mine is. Before and After on story, a shot reimagined from last year with @angelinaroselopresti and @nikkileighsunflower at the @avkinder meet. •




#MilesOfColor #TribeArchipelago #lookslikefilm #Losangelesphotographer #Sandiegophotographer #FashionBlogger #Losangelesmodel #losangelesblogger #PostPeople #sandiegoblogger #losangelesart #bleachmyfilm #portrait_perfection #ftwotw #pursuitofportraits

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Ever since i was 8 years old I wanted to be a rockstar. I got my first drum set and learned the basics of music. When I was 11 I got my first guitar and learned “blackbird” by the Beatles. At 16 me and my high school rock band played at the whisky a go go and the glass house. When I was 20 my band was featured in Red Bull online ad campaign videos in Australia and played frequently on 91x. I never wanted to be a photographer, but somehow that energy and love for music that I had took on a new form, a new direction. Everyday involves thinking of new concepts, emailing clients, and most importantly, editing. What was your first creative love? Mine was music. I don’t think you have to be a musician to be a rockstar. I think you can be a star at anything, you’ve just got to put in the work and love it.





#MilesOfColor #TribeArchipelago #lookslikefilm #Losangelesphotographer #Sandiegophotographer #FashionBlogger #Losangelesmodel #losangelesblogger #PostPeople #sandiegoblogger #losangelesart #bleachmyfilm #portrait_perfection #ftwotw #pursuitofportraits

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This was is an old photo inspired by @fetching_tigerss and @georgiarosehardy’s amazing work. I don’t know if I’ll leave it up, it’s pretty amateur but I was excited to share it with you because not all of my work is about perfect lighting or crazy touch up. Sometimes it’s about having fun and making whacky art. Send my your favorite artists, looking to be inspired 💕





#milesofcolor
#Portraitpage
#Moodyfilm
#Gramslayers
#Agameoftones
#Sonyalpha
#Earth_portraits
#Moodyports
#Portraitfolk
#Depthobsessed
#pursuitofportraits
#portraitgames
#ourmoodydays
#moodygrams

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*TEMP POST* me and @allyrubbo are attempting to do a truth or dare video tonight and the only thing is we need TRUTHS OR DARES FROM YOU GUYS! Let’s get silly or serious or weird or whatever. Doesn’t have to be photography related :)





#MilesOfColor #TribeArchipelago #lookslikefilm #Losangelesphotographer #Sandiegophotographer #FashionBlogger #Losangelesmodel #losangelesblogger #PostPeople #sandiegoblogger #losangelesart #bleachmyfilm #portrait_perfection #ftwotw #pursuitofportraits #losangelesstyle #ftmedd #L0tsabraids #quietthechaos #featurepalette #agameoftones #thepeoplescreatives #portraitgames

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Tonight on my story I asked a series of questions about anxiety. It’s pretty easy to say that most of us experience it on a daily basis, some more than others. For me this photo symbolizes my take of approaching anxiety. You have to love yourself and give yourself time. Go exercise and get outdoors, take a break, take a nap even. And just know that there’s someone there who’s there for you, someone who can watch you. You just have to open up. After 24 years of life I’ve learned that people are more often than not beautiful inside and out, and everyone wants to be a good friend. 2/3 of my conceptual series. •




#milesofcolor
#Portraitpage
#Moodyfilm
#Gramslayers
#Agameoftones
#Sonyalpha
#Earth_portraits
#Moodyports
#Portraitfolk
#Depthobsessed
#pursuitofportraits
#portraitgames
#ourmoodydays
#moodygrams

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take the time to waste a moment ✨ i spent the last week laying low and relaxing. Something that’s hard for me because I get bored and think that I don’t deserve rest. It was last night, before my return to real life, that I decided i want to use Instagram to experiment more and have fun with my edits. Expect really whacky stuff. I’m going to fail a ton and archive even more, but if we’re not making mistakes during the process then are we even learning and growing? I don’t think so. Here’s a photo I took in spring of last year with a new edit... check the before and after on my story 🖤




#milesofcolor
#Portraitpage
#Moodyfilm
#Gramslayers
#Agameoftones
#Sonyalpha
#Earth_portraits
#Moodyports
#Portraitfolk
#Depthobsessed
#pursuitofportraits
#portraitgames
#ourmoodydays
#moodygrams

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I got to this point where I have been going and going and going for weeks. Photo shoots, edits, YouTube videos, client work, and Instagram. I took no time to breath. So this is my last photo for the next few days. Thank you everyone who turned on post notifications, I got so many screenshots and wasn’t able to shoutout all of you, but I did my best. Your support fuels me, taking this weekend to support myself and breath a little. See you soon. XX •




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#Moodyports
#pursuitofportraits
#portraitgames
#moodygrams
#theportraitculture
#milesofcolor

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Ok Instagram, let’s try this again. A little disheartened by the algorithm switch. Rumor has it that your post only gets shown to 10% of your audience within the first hour of it being posted. If it performs well, it gets shown to the other 90% of your audience. I worked incredibly hard not only on this photo, but on growing my following. I’d love for all of you to see it, but if it’s only 10% of you that get to see it, then I guess you’re getting some VIP access shit right here. Sorry not sorry for the repost. This is one of my favorite recent photos starring the @eliiiijo and @allyrubbo’s shadow. •




#milesofcolor
#Portraitpage
#Moodyfilm
#Portraitcentral
#Featuremeofh
#Gramslayers
#Agameoftones
#Sonyalpha
#Portraitstream
#Expofilm
#Earth_portraits
#Portraitmood
#Moodyports
#Discoverportrait
#Portraitsfromtheworld
#Shotzdelight
#Portraitfolk
#Depthobsessed
#Ftwwne
#pursuitofportraits
#globe_people
#theportraitpr0ject
#photopeoplegallery
#portraitgames
#ftmedd
#portrait
#ourmoodydays
#moodygrams
#gramkilla

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Tonight I made the hard decision of unfollowing 500 people. I didn’t do it because I don’t like you, I did it because I want to connect with you elsewhere, on my personal account @fuckmilesofcolor. I realized that this page should be used for what I primarily get out of it; client work, sharing my art, and brand work. If i followed you before, I followed you on my personal account which I will now be using more actively. The people that I continued following on this account either represent my brand, are MAJOR inspirations, or people that I connect with almost everyday. Family and friends have been moved to the personal account. Thanks for your understanding and I apologize if I hurt anyone, that’s not my intention. Thank you! •




#milesofcolor
#Portraitpage
#Moodyfilm
#Portraitcentral
#Featuremeofh
#Gramslayers
#Agameoftones
#Sonyalpha
#Portraitstream
#Expofilm
#Earth_portraits
#Portraitmood
#Moodyports
#Discoverportrait
#Portraitsfromtheworld
#Shotzdelight
#Portraitfolk
#Depthobsessed
#Ftwwne
#pursuitofportraits
#globe_people
#theportraitpr0ject
#photopeoplegallery
#portraitgames
#ftmedd
#portrait
#ourmoodydays
#moodygrams
#gramkilla

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An hour out from San Francisco, my favorite city in California 🖤 Doing a few BIG things this weekend alongside @theportraitculture, @hellodrenick, and @allyrubbo.
1. There’s a meetup tomorrow at the palace of fine arts hosted with @nicogaribay and @righteoushombre, info on my story :) 2. Hosting my FIRST EVER work shop with Drenick and Ally which SOLD OUT. Thank you guys for the support 🖤can’t wait to share some of the little knowledge that i have with you.
3. Saturday night me and Drenick will be speaking at a conference in Walnut thanks to the amazing @imaginesville for setting up our work shot and inviting us to talk at this amazing event, which is free to attend and I hope to see you there!
All info is available on my story! Seriously thank you if you’re reading this, somehow my dreams are becoming my reality and it’s all you’re fault, so thanks 😜




#milesofcolor
#Portraitpage
#Moodyfilm
#Portraitcentral
#Featuremeofh
#Gramslayers
#Agameoftones
#Sonyalpha
#Portraitstream
#Expofilm
#Earth_portraits
#Portraitmood
#Moodyports
#Discoverportrait
#Portraitsfromtheworld
#Shotzdelight
#Portraitfolk
#Depthobsessed
#Ftwwne
#pursuitofportraits
#globe_people
#theportraitpr0ject
#photopeoplegallery
#portraitgames
#ftmedd
#portrait
#ourmoodydays
#moodygrams
#gramkilla

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*before and after on story*
5 things about me, tagged by @swayslife
1. My mom calls me Miley, but y’all can call me daddy.
2. I’ve been a vegetarian since I was nineteen and I am now-
3. -Twenty-four years young, and I turn 25 March 18th. I’m a Pisces / Aries cusp, if your into that sort of thing. So like really passionate and angry but also hella sensitive and empathetic aka what’s up I’m miles and I’m a complete mess.
4. I was in a band for 5(?) years called @oceanhands before I ever really picked up a camera.
5. Portrait photography, or photography in general even, seemed sort of obsolete and stupid to me until I started making videos and taking pictures January 1, 2016. Now it’s my full time job and head ache, but i couldn’t be happier. Tagging @hellodrenick to write 5 things about himself. •




#milesofcolor
#Portraitpage
#Moodyfilm
#Portraitcentral
#Featuremeofh
#Gramslayers
#Agameoftones
#Sonyalpha
#Portraitstream
#Expofilm
#Earth_portraits
#Portraitmood
#Moodyports
#Discoverportrait
#Portraitsfromtheworld
#Shotzdelight
#Portraitfolk
#Depthobsessed
#Ftwwne
#pursuitofportraits
#globe_people
#theportraitpr0ject
#photopeoplegallery
#portraitgames
#ftmedd
#portrait
#ourmoodydays
#moodygrams
#gramkilla

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you can’t do everything, but you can do anything. 📝 spent the day doing a little indoor shoot (peep my personal @fuckmilesofcolor), drinking coffee, dealing with air bnb hosts, and editing all evening. Things I would’ve liked to do: Edit my YouTube video, shoot a YouTube video, exercise, be lazy in my bed for a few hours. BUT we can’t do everything we want in a day, so I’m learning to give myself credit and be happy with what I’ve accomplished. What’s something you accomplished today? Big or small, doesn’t matter!





#milesofcolor
#Portraitpage
#Moodyfilm
#Portraitcentral
#Featuremeofh
#Gramslayers
#Agameoftones
#Sonyalpha
#Portraitstream
#Expofilm
#Earth_portraits
#Portraitmood
#Moodyports
#Discoverportrait
#Portraitsfromtheworld
#Shotzdelight
#Portraitfolk
#Depthobsessed
#Ftwwne
#pursuitofportraits
#globe_people
#theportraitpr0ject
#photopeoplegallery
#portraitgames
#ftmedd
#portrait
#ourmoodydays
#moodygrams
#gramkilla

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The last two years I haven’t really allowed myself to indulge in anything other than informational content regarding social media, photography, or motivation. However these last three months I’ve let go a little bit. I’ve watched a few movies and tv shows, music videos, listened to podcasts, taken in a lot more information that is not relative to what I’m pursuing. Honestly it’s become a form of escapism, leaving me fully charged and ready to take on the world after losing myself in a good story. What do you escape to? What makes you feel recharged? Lmk 🖤




#milesofcolor
#Portraitpage
#Moodyfilm
#Portraitcentral
#Featuremeofh
#Gramslayers
#Agameoftones
#Sonyalpha
#Portraitstream
#Expofilm
#Earth_portraits
#Portraitmood
#Moodyports
#Discoverportrait
#Portraitsfromtheworld
#Shotzdelight
#Portraitfolk
#Depthobsessed
#Ftwwne
#pursuitofportraits
#globe_people
#theportraitpr0ject
#photopeoplegallery
#portraitgames
#ftmedd
#portrait
#ourmoodydays
#moodygrams
#gramkilla

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*before and after on story* Something I would like to address: if you catch me at a meet up, I’m not there to shoot. I know that may sound wrong or discouraging, but I don’t go to meet ups to make art, I go to meet you. As someone who is part of @theportraitculture, I obviously am involved with and take part in meet ups regularly. I think they’re incredibly important for new and budding creatives to meet each other and create together. I’d much rather do all I can to make a meet up enjoyable for you than to create art for me while I’m at one, because honestly I’m just too anxious to create anything that I’m comfortable with sharing while at a meet. And speaking of meet ups, if you have any suggestions as to what you’d like to see improve at meets or if you have any praise, then please leave it in the comment section or Dm me if you’re concerned about sharing them there. See you next weekend, SF. •




#milesofcolor
#Portraitpage
#Moodyfilm
#Portraitcentral
#Featuremeofh
#Gramslayers
#Agameoftones
#Sonyalpha
#Portraitstream
#Expofilm
#Earth_portraits
#Portraitmood
#Moodyports
#Discoverportrait
#Portraitsfromtheworld
#Shotzdelight
#Portraitfolk
#Depthobsessed
#Ftwwne
#pursuitofportraits
#globe_people
#theportraitpr0ject
#photopeoplegallery
#portraitgames
#ftmedd
#portrait
#ourmoodydays
#moodygrams
#gramkilla

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Years ago i was dreamless and alone. The scariest thing was starting and believing in myself. Believing that I deserved more. I was so focused on making other people’s dreams come true. I was focused on what people told me I couldn’t achieve instead of celebrating my achievements. Give yourself credit, it’s always due. Years ago I wanted nothing more than to be a touring musician, meeting people, performing in front of the masses, and seeing amazing sights every day. And in a way, I’m living that dream now. I consider posting a photo and hosting a live stream as performing. I’ve met so many of your beautiful faces through meet ups and randomly at coffee shops. I see beautiful places and faces everyday. Sometimes life gives you exactly what you wanted, just in a different way that you were better suited for. •




#milesofcolor
#Portraitpage
#Moodyfilm
#Portraitcentral
#Featuremeofh
#Gramslayers
#Agameoftones
#Sonyalpha
#Portraitstream
#Expofilm
#Earth_portraits
#Portraitmood
#Moodyports
#Discoverportrait
#Portraitsfromtheworld
#Shotzdelight
#Portraitfolk
#Depthobsessed
#Ftwwne
#pursuitofportraits
#globe_people
#theportraitpr0ject
#photopeoplegallery
#portraitgames
#ftmedd
#portrait
#ourmoodydays
#moodygrams
#gramkilla

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*before / after and narrative on story* And just like that, a year has past. Last year I was working as a barista and attending college, this year I’m nothing but a freelance photographer and content creator. So, cheers. Cheers to new friends and old ones too. Cheers to late night to early morning editing sessions. Cheers to road trips with friends. Cheers to new adventures waiting to be had and cheers to the ones we’ve already lived through. Cheers to dreams bigger than our minds can comprehend and cheers to the love we all deserve. 2018 is going to be a big year... it’s YOUR year. So what are you going to do with it? •




#milesofcolor
#Portraitpage
#Moodyfilm
#Portraitcentral
#Featuremeofh
#Gramslayers
#Agameoftones
#Sonyalpha
#Portraitstream
#Expofilm
#Earth_portraits
#Portraitmood
#Moodyports
#Discoverportrait
#Portraitsfromtheworld
#Shotzdelight
#Portraitfolk
#Depthobsessed
#Ftwwne
#pursuitofportraits
#globe_people
#theportraitpr0ject
#photopeoplegallery
#portraitgames
#ftmedd
#portrait
#ourmoodydays
#moodygrams
#gramkilla

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To contrast yesterday’s caption, today while i was waiting on the light to turn green a homeless man crossed the street. He was old, grey, and moving so slowly you could almost hear his bones creaking. He was scratching his head underneath his grey beanie with his right hand and his left hand swung in the air by his side with every step he took. While I was previously trapped in my own foggy mind, consumed by my own narcissistically driven thoughts of self pity and unabashed confidence; every bit of it was swept away when this man passed my car. Where was he going? What’s he doing this Christmas? Does he know its Christmas? Is there someone out there thinking about him today? Who the fuck is he? How many people on earth know his name? Does anyone know he’s alone today? Does anyone care?
Our problems are often so little, we never really challenge them with actual problems that are often too complicated to solve, such as homelessness. Today I’m thankful for time spent with my family and knowing that their are people in my life that love me.
What are you grateful for?





#milesofcolor
#Portraitpage
#Moodyfilm
#Portraitcentral
#Featuremeofh
#Gramslayers
#Agameoftones
#Sonyalpha
#Portraitstream
#Expofilm
#Earth_portraits
#Portraitmood
#Moodyports
#Discoverportrait
#Portraitsfromtheworld
#Shotzdelight
#Portraitfolk
#Depthobsessed
#Ftwwne
#pursuitofportraits
#globe_people
#theportraitpr0ject
#photopeoplegallery
#portraitgames
#ftmedd
#portrait
#ourmoodydays
#moodygrams
#gramkilla

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*before and after on story* did you happen to catch the space x launch yesterday? Me and Ally did by complete accident. We were wondering why there was a glowing fluorescent cloud 30 minutes after sundown. A rocket launching into space would make sense... anyways this wasn’t the picture I had planned to post, that one will come later. I know not everyone celebrates Christmas, so I’m trying to stay away from any holiday posts besides New Years, because that’s pretty much an international day of celebration. I’ve been really really hard on myself recently, in literally every aspect of my life. So this Christmas my present to myself is a break from everything on the 28th and 29th. Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, you should give a gift to yourself too. Maybe a new lens or a date with Bae. What are you going to give yourself this Christmas’s? Let me know my baby’s. -daddy •




#milesofcolor
#Portraitpage
#Moodyfilm
#Portraitcentral
#Featuremeofh
#Gramslayers
#Agameoftones
#Sonyalpha
#Portraitstream
#Expofilm
#Earth_portraits
#Portraitmood
#Moodyports
#Discoverportrait
#Portraitsfromtheworld
#Shotzdelight
#Portraitfolk
#Depthobsessed
#Ftwwne
#pursuitofportraits
#globe_people
#theportraitpr0ject
#photopeoplegallery
#portraitgames
#ftmedd
#portrait
#ourmoodydays
#moodygrams
#gramkilla

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*before and after on story* In case you guys missed it, I posted a new video on my channel (link in bio) which covered what’s been going on in my life and my 3 Goals for 2018. I thought I’d list them for you guys to hold myself accountable:
1. Reach 100K on Instagram
2. Make A Minimum of 2000.00 Each Month (a goal to be consistent)
3. Plan An International Photo Adventure! (This ones tricky when I don’t even have a passport yet 😜)
So THOSE are my goals for next year. Not resolutions. Actual goals. What are yours? No matter how big or small they are I’d love to know. I find that having goals helps me at least achieve more than I would without the goal being set for myself. For example, shooting for 100k, maybe I’ll only reach 50k. Still more than I’d reach without a goal because I’d be working so hard to get there! Shoot high, you’ve got this 🖤




#milesofcolor
#Portraitpage
#Moodyfilm
#Portraitcentral
#Featuremeofh
#Gramslayers
#Agameoftones
#Sonyalpha
#Portraitstream
#Expofilm
#Earth_portraits
#Portraitmood
#Moodyports
#Discoverportrait
#Portraitsfromtheworld
#Shotzdelight
#Portraitfolk
#Depthobsessed
#Ftwwne
#pursuitofportraits
#globe_people
#theportraitpr0ject
#photopeoplegallery
#portraitgames
#ftmedd
#portrait
#ourmoodydays
#moodygrams
#gramkilla

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*before and after on story* even if it’s just in your wildest dreams ✨ really amazed by @allyrubbo creativity with styling and concepts. The second half of this day was insane! i had the absolute pleasure to shoot alongside @sagevt and @poshwaffle for @heycnyn’s “3 photogs 1 model” challenge video. Please check out the link on my story and let me know if you watch the video! More fun content to come with my amazing and creative friends 🖤




#milesofcolor
#Portraitpage
#Moodyfilm
#Portraitcentral
#Featuremeofh
#Gramslayers
#Agameoftones
#Sonyalpha
#Portraitstream
#Expofilm
#Earth_portraits
#Portraitmood
#Moodyports
#Discoverportrait
#Portraitsfromtheworld
#Shotzdelight
#Portraitfolk
#Depthobsessed
#Ftwwne
#pursuitofportraits
#globe_people
#theportraitpr0ject
#photopeoplegallery
#portraitgames
#ftmedd
#portrait
#ourmoodydays
#moodygrams
#gramkilla

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