Featured Artist Andrew Millar

Artist Andrew Millar combines his passion for photography and love of classic automobiles to create visually dramatic works of art. Visit his website to learn more.

 

“1967 Corvette Convertible” Photography, Various Sizes by artist Andrew Millar. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“1967 Corvette Convertible” Photography, Various Sizes

 

I started using a camera as a teenager and bought my first SLR as a young adult. If you look at my family photos you will see very few of me, since I was always the designated photographer.

 

“1936 Dodge Pickup” Photography, Various Sizes by artist Andrew Millar. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“1936 Dodge Pickup” Photography, Various Sizes

 

About five years ago, my son got his first car, a 1969 Mustang Fastback. This drew me back into my old love affair with the automobile, especially the classic muscle cars.

 

“Midnight Cruz 2” Photography, Various Sizes by artist Andrew Millar. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Midnight Cruz 2” Photography, Various Sizes

 

I purchased a new Nikon DSLR and began shooting photos of old cars at local car shows.

 

“Drivin’ Miss Marilyn” Photography, Various Sizes by artist Andrew Millar. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Drivin’ Miss Marilyn” Photography, Various Sizes

 

Before I knew it, I was sitting at the computer surfing the internet for training in Adobe Photoshop. I spent endless days and nights learning to use the software to enhance my photography.

 

“Best Friends” Photography, Various Sizes by artist Andrew Millar. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Best Friends” Photography, Various Sizes

 

I broadened the focus of my work to include the old gas stations, diners and roadside of days gone by.

 

“Route 66” Photography, Various Sizes by artist Andrew Millar. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Route 66” Photography, Various Sizes

 

Since its almost impossible to get the car to a vintage setting, Photoshop gives me the ability to photograph the automobile and the background separately, then combine the photos into one portrait. The software also allows me to create backgrounds from scratch, keeping the focus on just the automobile.

 

“Terlingua Starlight Theatre” Photography, Various Sizes by artist Andrew Millar. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Terlingua Starlight Theatre” Photography, Various Sizes

 

Automobiles are works of fine art, especially the old ones, with their long sweeping lines, beautiful chrome, bold emblems and colorful badges. The men and women that designed and built them were true artists and craftsmen.

 

“The Andretti Car” Photography, Various Sizes by artist Andrew Millar. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“The Andretti Car” Photography, Various Sizes

 

Today, some of the classics are being restored to factory specifications, while others are being restored as hot rods, rat rods or restomods.

 

“1967 Ford GT MK IV J-7” Photography, Various Sizes by artist Andrew Millar. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“1967 Ford GT MK IV J-7” Photography, Various Sizes

 

We now live in a world in which things are bought, used and too easily discarded.

 

“Yellow Deuce” Photography, Various Sizes by artist Andrew Millar. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Yellow Deuce” Photography, Various Sizes

 

My passion and goals are to capture the nostalgia of the classic automobiles in my art in hopes of preserving a snapshot of their beauty and history for future generations, hopefully inspiring others to keep automotive history and passion alive and well for all to experience.

 

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Comments

  1. Dear Carolyn and Andrew, congratulacions on the fine look of these car photographs. The landscapes are astounding and breathtaking; the lighting immaculate!

    The salt flat of uyuni of Bolivia that you depict here along with Annapurna-Himalaya are my favorite places to travel on Earth.

    Carolyn and Andrew, I get chills as I type these words on my pad.

    I have been photographing for 30 years now, and published in travel magazines from 2001 to 2004. I also produced A few successful art shows with solid revenue.

    I commend you in the synergy you have comes here and I am well aware of the hours, days, months, and Years that hard Work takes to produce on good image, catalog, colección, blog, art show,, BRAVISSIMO,,

    I am eager to start selling y art work online. How do i go about it Carolyn? May I have your email to show you some of my unpublished work of the Himalayas in Nepal?

    Peace, congrats, keep it up regardless of the frustration. My only constructive criticism is that the saturation of color and ink of the photos is a bit too much for my taste.

    Peace and win/win to all.

    Richi from Queretaro Mexico

  2. It must be a master who can draw such a picture.

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