Jonnie Miles is a Scottish rock musician who in 1985 was able to follow his love of photography to New York City, where he built a photography portfolio from the city streets, shooting people and places around the neighborhoods. He was hired by The Crisis Magazine (NAACP) and covered assignments of varying topical issues, such as homelessness and drug addiction.
One of his first musician portraits was of his Upper West Side neighbor, Doug Lubahn, who played bass with The Doors and Billy Squire. When the legendary B. B. King played at The Beacon Theater, Jonnie got through to his manager (via the Yellow Pages!) who arranged a photo shoot backstage, which was featured in Guitar World Magazine. Then working all out for various publications, photo sessions followed with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Carlos Santana, Billy Idol, Cab Calloway and other great artists.
Jonnie has worked in many advertising and editorial projects over the years and his fine art prints are in several private collections. Even though he came off the road as a professional musician in 1984, he never gave up playing and is currently with the New York band “A Brief View of the Hudson”.