The photographer Michael Miller was the only artist at the AGENDA trade show who had his very own booth. In the space were some of his framed prints as well as an electric blue lowrider that came about via an excellant trade. The owner of the car was on set during one of Michael’s shoots and asked for a copy of his book West Coast Hip Hop: A History In Pictures in exchange for letting Michael borrow his vehicle to display at the show. The deal was made and the car was towed out to Long Beach where it was rolled into the convention center so it could be an eye catcher to the swarms of people at the weekend long event. However, the vehicle was just an enticing appetizer to the meat and potatoes of the exhibit, which were Michael’s iconic photographs of legends like Tupac and Easy E.
AGENDA also served as a platform for Michael to expose a new audience to his brand Kill Mill that he will be releasing various products under the label of. It’s a cool concept because it allows the artist to be in control of his own imagery and with the onset of new printing technologies, the possibilities of formats are endless. At the table he had a set of stickers, hats, shirts, and iphone cases as well as copies of his incredible book.
Michael Miller trying out a skateboard
MIKE MILLER: http://mikemillerphoto.com/