Mike Mills

Earlier this year whilst gallivanting around NY with work friends I had the opportunity of meeting one of my favorite all time artists. His name is Mike Mills. I have always found inspiration in his work and was blown away with meeting such a nice humble character.

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He works as a filmmaker, graphic designer and artist. As a filmmaker, Mike has completed a number of music videos, commercials, short films, documentaries, and the feature film Thumbsucker (2005). The Architecture of Reassurance (1999), a short film he wrote and directed, was in the 1999 Sundance Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Oberhausen short film festival, and The New York Museum of Modern Art's New Directors New Films. Paperboys (2001), documents the daily life of six boys in rural Minnesota. "Deformer", documents the life of the world-famous skateboarder Ed Templeton, was featured in the Edinburgh and Rotterdam International film festivals, and _Eating, Sleeping, Waiting and Playing (2003)_ , a tour documentary of the French band Air and their audiences is available on DVD. Other works include a short film documenting the music theory of jazz composer Ornette Coleman, as well as several short films for Marc Jacobs.

Here are 2 of my favorite music film clips by Mills which both happen to be for Blonde Redhead.
One features his partner, the unbelievably talented Miranda July. I think its a perfect combination.





AIR: Moon Safari


Sonic Youth Record

Sonic Youth Poster


Check out more of his work here....

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