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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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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 […]

FAQ: What are your favorite things to shoot?

FAQ: What are your favorite things to shoot?

Posted on Mar 25, 2014 in FAQs

1. People: in the studio / location I love shooting models and people in the studio and on location when there is a creative theme that I have been involved with creating! Above: we prepared alot for this shoot: styling, vehicle, set, makeup … Above: Studio fun with Mei back in 2009ish above: The Keys […]

Photo Diary from Freddy Files, Ninove 2014

Photo Diary from Freddy Files, Ninove 2014

Posted on Mar 18, 2014 in Behind the scenes

Personal round up of road-trip, cruise and show from this weekend’s show, Freddy Files in Ninove. It’s basically stuff that doesn’t necessarily fit anywhere else. Some shots are off DSLR, some off iphone, some screenshots of video. It’s the kind of show that attracts vdubbers from all across Europe to this Belgian town for a Saturday […]

5 Most Memorable Places to Shoot

5 Most Memorable Places to Shoot

Posted on Mar 11, 2014 in FAQs, News, Video

Here’s a round up of my five most memorable places that I’ve shot. They’re not necessarily my best work ever but are nontheless shoots that I love, for different reasons and that I will probably remember for a long time to come. 1. Underwater with Charlotte Church / 2013 I remember getting a phone call […]

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