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My Earth Day Photo in PBS Documentary

Posted in Artist/Writer, Earth Day, Melabee, Melabee M Miller, New York City on April 20, 2016 by melabeemiller
Banner the first Earth Day

Earth Day Banner, 1970, New York City

My Earth Day Banner photo taken in New York City during the first Earth Day in 1970 was featured in Contami-Nation!, a 30 minute educational PBS documentary about water contamination made in conjunction with Arizona State University.  My photo appears at 2 minutes, 28 seconds but be sure to watch the entire video, it is filled with important information and data about worldwide water and air contamination and how researchers at Arizona State University are studying this problem and finding solutions.

This documentary was nominated for an Emmy in 2015 and Best Institutional/Instructional Documentary Rocky Mountain Region. It won the Telly Award, Bronze, 2015, Social Responsibility Category.

It was written, produced, shot and edited by Kirk Davis for OKED with Jennifer Berky, Assistant Editing  and additional Photography and Timelapses by Alexander D. Chapin

Please be aware of how contaminants continue to change the EARTH this Earth Day,  April 22, and every day and do your part to stop pollution.

 

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May is National Photography Month

Posted in Colors, Detail, Digital Image, New York City, Photography, Tulip with tags , , , , on May 1, 2012 by melabeemiller

And, it is the perfect time to try photographing something new.

Try taking photos of things that would not be your typical subject.

Try taking photos at an unusual time of the day or from a different height.  A friend once asked if I could shoot from the vantage point of a small dog. This challenge opened my mind to consider radically different viewpoints when photographing.

I hope this inspires you to try something new.  Be sure to let me know.

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Reflections….take 2.

Posted in AT&T Building, Coastal, Daylight, Detail, Fall, Lights, Metropolitan Life Building, Nature, Nautical, New York City, Sailboat, Seasons, Sunlight on December 9, 2010 by melabeemiller

I’ve been experimenting with more reflection images and turning  the image led me to look at them differently.  Time to upend the normal.  What do you think?

Reflections autumn

Met Life Building

 

MoMA Automobile

 

Remembering Earth Day 1970

Posted in Daylight, Digital Image, Earth, Earth Day, Event, New York City, Scan, Spring, Sunlight on April 17, 2010 by melabeemiller

On the first Earth Day I was working at a design office on 22nd Street in New York City near the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Broadway.  Watching from my 5th floor studio window,  I saw the first parade participants marching downtown.  I picked up my camera and ran outside.  Here are a few things that I saw.

Earth Day New York City

Fifth Avenue, Earth Day 1970 © melabee m miller

New York City Earth Day

Earth Day 1970 © melabee m miller

Banner Earth Day 1970

Union Square, Earth Day 1970 © melabee m miller

I usually don’t shoot people but Earth Day was such important event,  I had to be part of it and that paid off.  My photo was published on the cover of the Italian design magazine, domus.

Cover of the July 1970 issue of domus magazine

Cover of the July 1970 issue of domus magazine

And, yes, the photo was printed upside down-on purpose.