I am frequently asked: "How did you get into photography?" It all started in 8th grade- when I was pulled from a lottery to participate in my middle school b&w darkroom class. My father provided me with his old 35 mm (where my love for canon evolved) and I immediately became immersed in the entire photographic process. From there I continued my passion throughout high school, and throughout college (Michigan State University) as a specialization in my degree. I am trained on not only digital, but the entire film process- from 35 mm to 4x5 large format film. I can even make a camera out of a room (you should try this- camera obscura). While I work full time as the Marketing & Membership Manager at Associated Builders & Contractors, Western Michigan Chapter; I work photography into my life every day. Whether it is by photographing job sites, or running my photography business when I'm not at ABC (Mia Murray Photography, LLC), I live by the following statements: "Capture the moment, not the pose", and "Photograph the home, not the house." Photography is my passion, and I am excited to have married it to another passion that is expressed in this installation, construction.
Mia's ArtPrize Entries
These are Mia's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Mia's Past Work
These are images of past work that Mia has done.