Oswell Miller began a sign-writing business over 100 years ago and Brian Miller wrote two books to celebrate their centenary. Miller Studios 100 , a record of the companies history and Moments in Time – Ralph Miller – Artist, a book about his father Ralph’s life and artwork.
Brian’s uncle Roy Miller spent his life working at Miller Studios, mainly executing stained glass windows for churches. He produced over 330 windows which are located in about 100 churches spread around New Zealand. Brian spent about three years between 2010 and 2016, researching, locating and photographing the work. He also researched the lives of the designers who produced the artwork for Roy and the artists in early Dunedin who influenced Roy.
Capturing Light – Roy Miller – New Zealand Stained Glass Artist, is a record of Roy’s work and brings to life the people behind the windows who are normally forgotten about. These books are available from Lifelogs Ltd.
P O Box 39
New Zealand 9054
Ph: +64 3 4761 453
Beverley Shore Bennett with Brian Miller, 2015.
Beverley was the principal designer for Miller Studios from 1970 until the studio closed in 1988.
Lifelogs Ltd. is a small publishing company.
The publishers Brian and Diane Miller have an extensive background in bookselling, writing, publishing and photography. They operated Tapui Children’s Books for over twenty years before venturing into their own publishing business Lifelogs Ltd. Brian has been involved with photography for many decades and his topselling book, Digital Cameras the easy way, has sold over 10 000 copies.
Brian (BSc) first became involved with books when working in Papua New Guinea for 13 years. He spent many years training high school science teachers and then several years organising the publication of educational books for the country. His interest in photography while living there culminated in his top-selling pictorial book, The Highlands of Papua New Guinea – (Now out of print, highly acclaimed and much sought ofter.) Through Lifelogs Ltd. he has written Digital Cameras the easy way and with Diane co-authored Macandrew Bay – a history of a community on the Otago Peninsula, Otago Central Rail Trail easy guide and several other books.
Diane (BA, Dip Ed. B.Com) has been immersed in books most of her life. She taught primary school, then helped to manage Tapui Children’s Books for many years. She has co-authored a series of reading books, Kiwi Phonics, and through Lifelogs Ltd. written three picture books, Alice’s Adventures at the Castle, Stars of Orion and Josephine off the Rails.