Artist's Statement
“My photography is inspired by beauty, whether it is something that I see in the scenic outdoors or in the various people that I encounter. I love looking at the way the light or shadows fall on a subject, or to see a reflection or pattern emerging when studied beyond the usual glance. Being able to take an object or scene that normally wouldn’t propose a second look and find a unique prospective or mood to capture intrigues me.”

Artist's Bio
Award-winning photographer Kendal R. Miller of Dillsboro, IN was raised in the small river town of Elizabeth, PA and obtained a degree in business from Duff’s Business Institute in Pittsburgh. Through the years she has called both Panama City, FL and La Grange, KY home.


Kendal became fascinated with photography while working as a reporter with her high school newspaper. While her first camera was one given to her when she was 17, she didn’t pursue the art until freelancing as a needlework/craft designer for national publications. Having to photograph her works for editors, Kendal used the extra film to capture the local scenery.

The Fine Art Photography Gallery Collection of Photography by Kendal includes floral, barns, wildlife, sunsets, covered bridges, historical landmarks and more—from Northwest Florida to Canada. Kendal also works in photojournalism, event and commercial photography and outdoor portraits. Her work is represented in galleries in Florida, Kentucky and Indiana.

Kendal is also a freelance writer, having written community articles and humor columns for several newspapers. She has also written travel pieces and ready-to-run articles for an Indiana tourism office.

Having won awards for her photography and writing, Kendal has participated in both juried and non-juried gallery shows and exhibitions across Northwest Florida, Southeast Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. In 2011 she received awards from the Woman’s Press Club of Indiana—one entry went on to take a First Place in the National Federation of Press Women’s Communications Contest. Kendal has also judged arts and crafts shows for many organizations in Florida.

Kendal’s work has appeared in magazines and newspapers, and on books, CD covers, billboards, Websites, brochures and more. Her work is in many private collections across the United States, as well as several public collections in Florida and Indiana.

In June 2010, Photography by Kendal was inducted into the Indiana Artisan Program—one of only eight photographers in the state whose work was included.

Living with a neurological condition called cervical dystonia, Kendal has overcome other career obstacles having shattered her right wrist and adapted to hearing loss.

Kendal and her husband Lenny live in a 1800s farmhouse located on 143-acres in Ohio County, IN.

Kendal R. Miller receives Lt. Governor’s Hoosier Women Artist Award

Kendal R. Miller of Frames, Phrases, and Photography by Kendal, LLC, in Dillsboro, IN had a piece of artwork chosen as a winner of Indiana Lt. Governor Becky Skillman’s 2012 Hoosier Women Artists competition. Miller’s work, “Garden Door”—along with ten other winning works—will be on display in the lobby of the Lt. Governor’s office and on the Lt. Governor’s website until the end of 2012. During Women's History Month, Lt. Governor Becky Skillman acknowledges the contributions Hoosier women artists have made to our state. Women artists from across Indiana were invited to submit their original artwork for consideration.

Dr. Jean Robertson, professor of Art History at IUPUI’s Herron School of Art and Design, assisted with the judging of the 110 submissions. Lt. Gov. Skillman ultimately selected Miller’s photograph along with 10 other winners, after considering feedback from her staff and Dr. Robertson. “Guests to the (IN) Statehouse and state employees have enjoyed seeing these works of art every day for the last six years,” Lt. Governor Skillman said in her official press release. “This group of winners will continue to make the Statehouse even more interesting and grand.”

The Lt. Governor recognized the winners at a reception Wednesday, March 28, at the Statehouse. Miller is a member of the Woman’s Press Club of Indiana (WPCI) and was recently selected to the WPCI Education Fund Board of Directors. Her photography was inducted into the Indiana Artisan Program, one of ten photographers whose photography was accepted throughout the state of Indiana. She is also an Indiana Arts Commission Individual Artist Grant award winner.

For more information, contact Kendal Miller at 812-667-4835 or kendal@photographybykendal.com

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Frames, Phrases and Photography by Kendal, LLC
Kendal R. Miller
Dillsboro, IN 47018
Home Studio: 812.667.4835
Cell: 502.645.0790