Wynn Miller’s career has spanned over 30 years, both as an award winning advertising photographer and photojournalist. His late 1970’s work, capturing skateboarder Tony Alva and his fellow Dogtown skateboarders, has achieved iconic status. Miller’s exhibit, Freshjives Mad Dog Chronicles, has traveled the world with showings in Tokyo, Paris, Los Angeles and New York.
In contrast to his work with Tony Alva in the 70’s, Miller was also documenting a year in the life of an East Los Angeles street gang known as “Arizona Maravilla”. He immersed himself with the crew, earned their trust and was allowed to photograph them on their own turf. This allowed for a previously unheard of level of access.
Miller, a Los Angeles native, studied photography at Santa Monica College and UCLA. He lives happily on the Westside, hanging with his two daughters and teaching his new grandson how to surf.