Today’s date marks the birthday of an American photographer by the name of Richard C. Miller.  Born in 1912, the young Miller’s fascination with photography began when he started playing with his fathers 3¼ x 4¼ roll film camera, and when he met photographer Edward Weston.  After joining a community theatre in 1935, Miller found he spent more time taking photos of his fellow actors than acting, and put together a portfolio.  By 1939, the photographer had quit acting and began teaching himself how to do carbro printing — a method that layers cyan, yellow and magenta pigments individually, and after purchasing a one shot color camera which took 3 shots simultaneously, he became the only photographer of the day to develop photos using the carbro method.  In 1946, Miller photographed a model by the name of Norma Jeane Dougherty (above), who would change her name, a short time afterwards, to Marilyn Monroe.  Enclosed is a link to Richard C. Miller’s website, where you can view more of his photos, learn more about his life, and find out more about the carbro photographic process. [ Richard C. Miller ]