I am a Photographer, Graphic Designer, Wet Plate Collodion, Alternative Processes (including Gum Oil, Cyanotype, Gum Bichromate, and more) and multidisciplinary artist. My tools are both in digital and antique processes, and always look for ways of blending the present with elements of the past. I use digital processes to more easily access traditional techniques, and traditional technique to bring authenticity and originality to the digital space. I have printed Fine-Art prints for some of the biggest names in Contemporary Photography, and I also teach workshops throughout the year. 


I work with many photographers to assist with post-production, and pre-press image optimization. Below are some examples of project I have assisted. All photographs are made by Djeneba Aduayom. Retouching by Cotton Miller.

Photo: © Djeneba Aduayom
Photo: © Djeneba Aduayom
Photo: © Djeneba Aduayom
Photo: © Djeneba Aduayom

Some of my design clients

I have a wide variety of skills and talents that are extremely valuable during this modern era of multichannel marketing. The need to have print media for commercial or fine-art projects, a graphic presence, photographic or video imaging, combining both into motion graphics, and using all of the above for a well rounded presence is essential. I can be a single resource for combining all visual aspects of branding and marketing. Below are a few examples of clients.

Cotton was featured in April 2013 in the Boston Globe in their article about 6 graduate students to watch.

By Cate McQuaid Globe correspondent, April 18, 2013

Miller, a graduate of the Art Institute of Boston’s new photography Master of Fine Arts program, came to school with a readymade topic: He had recently been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. His images — photo-etchings made from his MRIs, a photograph and videos tracking his daily treatments, and more — search for meaning in his illness. As Christopher James, director of the MFA photography program, puts it, “he’s curating his disease.”

“The work is about perception, and how one deals with trauma, with a life-changing event,” Miller says. “I like the idea of the mind and the brain. The brain is physical, and the mind is subjective.”

MRI – 8x10 Copper Etching with Patina


The mission of NicaPhoto is to empower disadvantaged children and their families living in the poorest barrios of Nicaragua, allowing them to reach their full potential, and in doing so, to break the cycle of extreme poverty.