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Sandro Miller

Photographer / Film Maker 
Tuesday October 2, 2012 from 1 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Spartan Auditorium (formerly ATC Auditorium)
Free Admission

Sandro Miller

Photographer / Film Maker

Sandro Miller’s talk will address past and present work, including discussing those photographers who had a significant influence on his development. The quality of Sandro’s body of photographs gives viewers a means for appreciating the highest professional standards, while presenting the diversity of his approaches.
 
Sandro grew up in Elgin, attending Elgin High School. Elgin Community College was the only institution of higher education that he attended. This connection, and his being awarded the 2012 ECC Distinguished Alumni, gives our students and community a sense of pride. For ECC to have produced such an incredible talent makes our students aware of what they are capable of achieving.
 
“Within the commercial venue, Sandro has done work for the following companies, including: Allstate Insurance, American Express, Anheuser-Busch, BMW, Dove, Gatorade, Coca Cola, Pepsi, Nikon, Microsoft, Miller/Coors, Nike, Adidas, Pony, Champion, and the US Army.” 
 
Sandro’s artistic ventures are his passion and his photographs have been included in over eight books. His ingenious exploration of the human body creates ephemeral poetic moments, addressing the silence of melancholy and the tragic extent of personal desperation. Other works include poses which defy gravity, as their configurations stretch the limits of human anatomy. From shades of a Nation’s genetic heritage, his “Cuban Portraits” reverberate in sublime individuality. 
 
His films test the boundaries of immediacy and linearity, while creating ambiguous, seductive narratives. Other films delve into the breadth of chaotic order, addressing veils of imperfect perfections. “Malkovich’s Buttterflies” suggests these relationships have residual yet unresolvable implications, confounding our notions of linear passages which time and presence cannot define. Sandro’s “Malkovich Butterlies” won the Saatchi and Saatchi “Best new Director” Award at the Cannes Lion International Festival of Creativity.