When she was 7 years old, Maddy Miller was given her first camera, a Rolleiflex by her father, a photographer and a LOOK Magazine photo lab technician. By the time she was in her teens, Maddy too, was working for LOOK, photographing rising stars like Elton John and James Taylor.
As PEOPLE Magazine's longtime Photo Editor for special issues, Maddy edited the "World's Most Beautiful People," and "The Sexiest Man Alive" issues, amongst others. Her photographs have been published in the 1986 best seller "A Day In The Live Of America" and in 2005 her own "Stairway To Heaven: The Final Resting Places of Rock's Legends," and her work has been featured on magazine covers, book jackets, album covers and in documentary films.
Maddy has ridden in a jeep with Susan Sarandon through war-torn Nicaragua, did an onstage sing-along with Willie Nelson during a Saturday Night Live shoot with John Belushi and Gilda Radner, baked cookies with Andy Warhol and worked with Michael Jackson to produce a PEOPLE special issue during his 1984 Victory Tour.
Combing through her extensive photo archive prompted her to curate a selection of photos of rock stars, actors and pop culture icons and personalities, now assembled in 'The Vault.'
Today, she is using a career's worth of knowledge and experience to focus on a new kind of portraiture, using her PEOPLE
storytelling style for informal individual and family portraiture.
"I'm turning my camera on the real people around me. And I've found that kids, babies, and the people on the subways and streets are every bit as compelling as the celebrities on the red carpet ever were!"
To contact Maddy about purchasing gallery-style prints of pictures from "The Vault' or "Underground' or to inquire about scheduling a personalized portrait session, please email her at: email@example.com