Greg Miles, Renowned New Orleans Photographer, Dead at 57

NEW ORLEANS — Photographer Greg Miles, 57, died of a reported heart attack on Nov. 19 at his home in New Orleans. 

The prize-winning photographer was born in Connecticut and raised in Maryland. He began his career in fashion photography in New York City before moving to New Orleans in 2001.

For more than two decades, he’s specialized in shooting New Orleans culture and real estate for a long list of magazines and corporate clients. He’s also shown his work in several gallery exhibitions.

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Miles worked for the Renaissance Publishing family of magazines for nearly two decades and was a major part of its rebirth after Hurricane Katrina.

Miles has photographed hundreds of musicians, including Fats Domino, B.B King and Kid Rock. His commercial clients included Gibson Guitars, Island Def Jam Records, NPR, Neiman Marcus, W Hotels, Harrah’s Casino, Sonesta and Task Performance.

Miles is survived by his children Violet and Iggy, his fiancée Julie O’Connell and his family on the East Coast and in Florida.

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Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 30 at Celebration Church, 2001 Airline Drive, Metairie, followed by a private burial. Friends and family are invited to gather at 9:30 a.m. before the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions in Greg’s name to the New Orleans Photo Alliance.

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