Sound and vi­sion

War­ren Mil­lar’s ca­reer has taken him from work­ing as a po­lice pho­tog­ra­pher across the UK to shoot­ing rock bands

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From the day in the mid1970s when I first picked up a cam­era I was amazed and in­spired pho­tog­ra­phy. My pho­to­graphic ca­reer has been long and var­ied, but it’s just as much fun now as it ever was.

After spend­ing years tak­ing pic­tures mainly for fun and for friends, in 1986 I saw an ad in my lo­cal pa­per for a civil­ian post as a Po­lice Pho­tog­ra­pher and Scenes of Crime Of­fi­cer with the Cheshire Con­stab­u­lary. I ap­plied and got the job – prob­a­bly due to the fact that I bored the in­ter­view­ers silly with my rapidly ex­pand­ing port­fo­lio! It was all film in those days, which gave me a great ground­ing.

I worked as a po­lice pho­tog­ra­pher in Cheshire, Glouces­ter­shire and Lan­cashire, and all over the coun­try for Bri­tish Trans­port Po­lice. In 2006 I gave up pho­tog­ra­phy be­cause of my wife’s ill health, and I lost my wife to can­cer in 2009. Fol­low­ing this I once again threw my­self into pho­tog­ra­phy – which had changed due to the ad­vent of dig­i­tal. I dab­bled in fash­ion pho­tog­ra­phy, and had my own stu­dio for a few years.

01 Liam Bla ckbu rn of Sp ring­bok The Stu dio, Widnes Nikon D3s, Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED FX, 1/200 sec, f/4.5, ISO12800

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