Valerie Millett

Valerie Millett

"She promises herself adventure, new places, different views, a chance to get lost. She infuses her day with newness and wonder. She brings a camera everywhere, notices the little things, gets a cup of coffee at a different cafe, takes the long way home. She discovers so much unexpected joy. She begins to love the journey." Excerpt from the book "I Am Her" I am an explorer, an avid hiker and backpacker. I'm a freelance photographer and writer for the Arizona Republic Newspaper which is the 5th largest newspaper in the U.S. I'm a contributing writer for The Luminous Landscape and OnLandscape Magazine. My photography has been published in Outdoor Photographer Magazine, Arizona Highways Magazine, Popular Photography Magazine and OnLandscape Magazine. I'm also a published watercolor artist. I live to be on the open road discovering a new landscape. I'm often accompanied by my dog, Halo. I love to be thrust into new adventures, new landscapes, unfamiliar roads and quaint coffee shops. I am truly a romantic wanderer fueled by constant curiosity. My photography is the documentation of a fascination with the natural world. I love to be surrounded by beauty and unique landscapes. I see meaning and purpose in every journey and I see light and composition in every scene. Every trip I take, adventure I set out on, there has aways been a lesson. It's how I've come to view my photography now, as a series of lessons.
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Articles by Valerie Millett

Loving the American Southwest

This mysterious land of enchantment—the American Southwest—is a siren song seducing many an explorer, writer, poet, artist and even those seeking healing of the metaphysical

Life After Luminous

“Thus, the task is not so much to see what no one yet has seen, but to think what nobody yet has thought about that

Portrait Of An Emerging Photographer

My youth was richly infused with fine art.  My parents were both painters and among my siblings you'll find a professional animator for the Cartoon