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My blog is a mashup of all my interests. Business, photography, design, sneaky-peeks, published works and more. Alex is a creative director, image taker & maker, digital artist and rogue marketeer located in the UK. Commercial and personal commissions considered and currently being undertaken.

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My name is Alex Mills and I’m a hybrid image taker & maker. My job description includes: creative director, business owner, photographer, designer, marketeer and videographer rolled into one gigantic creative ‘uberbeast’. Essentially, this is me: I make that blank bit of paper into something special. I take the seed of an idea and feed […]

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All photographs on this site / flickr / instagram are for available to buy as a high-quality photographic print. These pieces are printed and framed in various sizes on high quality paper with light-fast inks, and signed and numbered. Please contact me for details at alex [at] alxmls.co.uk for further details.

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Five Day Artist Challenge – Day 2: Mannequins of Bruges

Five Day Artist Challenge – Day 2: Mannequins of Bruges

Posted on Jan 25, 2015 in News

I’ve always been obsessed with mannequins, masks, realistic recreations of the human form plus a large smattering of (anti)consumerism. It could have been due to a clandestine viewing of Bladerunner at an early age, who knows. View day 1’s challenge here: TTV – through the viewfinder

Five Day Artist Challenge – day 1: TTV (aka Through The Viewfinder)

Five Day Artist Challenge – day 1: TTV (aka Through The Viewfinder)

Posted on Jan 24, 2015 in News

This started out as a facebook ‘thing’. One of the challenges where you are nominated to post five pictures over five days on five topics of your choice. In all honesty, and I’m not usually one for these nomination things, I was glad of the challenge. Personally, I sometimes struggle what to post. I over […]

Cardiff Bay to Penarth

Cardiff Bay to Penarth

Posted on Jan 3, 2015 in Locations, News

A post-christmas walk from Cardiff Bay barrage to Penarth Pier. A much needed ‘blowing out of the cobwebs’ along this quite ruggedly barren and curious coastline. Along the way I got to try out a few new ND filters, muvi timelapse device and gorilla pod. Yes, I was a good boy this year.

Spit and Sawdust ‘Block and Banquet’ Microfestival 2014

Spit and Sawdust ‘Block and Banquet’ Microfestival 2014

Posted on Oct 12, 2014 in News

Where: Spit and Sawdust Skatepark, Cardiff What: The Block and Banquet Microfestival, 2014 When: 27th September 2014 Local microfestival featuring a raft of subcultures under one roof. Skate ramps, aircooled VW, watercooled VW, great food, local craft beer, popup stalls, live graffiti, DJs, bands and more … Find out more about Spit and Sawdust.

Night time shooting test this summer

Night time shooting test this summer

Posted on Sep 21, 2014 in Locations, News

What usually happens when I go on holiday is that I set myself a whole shedload of somewhat creative tasks, and end up doing none of them. This summer, I set myself just one challenge: To try some nightime long exposure photography. For those of you who are unaware of exactly what this is, its essentially where […]

Stop. Look. Listen. Learn. Do.#1: Tesco

Stop. Look. Listen. Learn. Do.#1: Tesco

Posted on Sep 13, 2014 in Branding, Design, News

Originally posted on burningred blog. For the first time in a long while I visited my local Tesco ‘Superstore’ (on Western Avenue in Cardiff, to be precise) and my brand spidey senses tingled. Something had changed! Now, before anyone is thinking that this is going to be an Anti-Tesco rant, it’s not. I do not […]

Rothfink Roadtrip to Freddy Files’ Vintage Velocity 2014, Ninove

Rothfink Roadtrip to Freddy Files’ Vintage Velocity 2014, Ninove

Posted on Jun 29, 2014 in News, Video

Rough and ready video diary I shot on recent trip to Freddy Files’ Vintage Velocity Show in Ninove, Belgium. Music by me. You can find more details and photos here, or see original post over at Rothfink Industries.

ALXMLS vs designstuffCDF

ALXMLS vs designstuffCDF

Posted on May 12, 2014 in Design, News

Recently I was invited to talk at the first ever designstuffCDF event. My first reaction was one of being exceedingly chuffed followed by a sense of absolute dread and realisation that I may actually have to stand up in front of people and talk about something. Not just about anything to anyone, but about something […]

Speedy Chicken Ramen

Speedy Chicken Ramen

Posted on Apr 8, 2014 in News

above – shot with hipstamatic / iphone4S Ok, this is probably one of the easiest recipes for a speedy ramen. A bonafide hit in our house for all ages. Succulent meat on a tangy soup with lashings of noodley goodness. If you’re not a meat eater, just substitute for fish, tofu or vegetables! Serves 2 […]

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