Frances 'Fran' Miller is a Sydney born photographer now living on the Gold Coast of Australia.
Specialising in fine art surf and water photography, Fran’s work has been published in numerous publications across Europe, Asia and Australia, having worked with a large number of world-renowned brands and surfers. In 2017, Fran was ranked no.2 best female surf photographer in the world by Tracks magazine, and was featured globally in Canon’s Women in Surf campaign. Having exhibited in major Australian art festivals, Fran has had her work purchased by major clients including Ralph Lauren and Wyndham Hotels, and her photographs are hanging in private collections in New York, Los Angeles, Paris and Sydney.
In 2019, Fran will be working with the AgUnity foundation photographing their joint World Food Programme project in Ethiopia as well as bringing to life a major project photographed on her travels through the Spice Islands, West Timor and Papua New Guinea last year.
"Instinctively I enjoy taking photographs that leave the viewer with more questions than answers. I am a surfer and I am passionate about the ocean, but I crave creating pieces that explore moods and feelings rather than being solely documentative, whilst still using surfing and the ocean as my medium.
I take diverse and somewhat incoherent inspiration from a wide spectrum of artists. I am currently enjoying exploring national archives of historical images that document critical moments in time. I endeavour for my audience to be perplexed, questioning, critical and reflective.”
"I love Fran's work. She's got an eye for the unusual and creates delicate but strong imagery. As well as her fine art approach, she's also delivered outstanding results to various editorial briefs commissioned by White Horses magazine, and has been fantastic to collaborate with."
Gra Murdoch – founder White Horses Magazine.
“Fran Miller is a magician behind the lens…”
“Fran Miller is a talent. Her eye for what she calls “emotive moments” and capturing not just the physicality of surfing but the emotions that bubble up in the individual as a result is incredible.”
Dylan Heyden - Associate editor The Inertia