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