Agent 99's Milton Washington is a New York City based, Experiential Photographer whose work captures the flavors, accents and
grit of NYC and beyond. Born and raised in South Korea until the age of 8, he was then adopted by a military family and raised throughout rural and urban USA. Milton's unique and multi-cultural background gives him an uncommon edge and perspective on the people and life experiences he's allured by. His fascination is all translated through the lens of the people, cultures and happenings he chooses to capture with his still photography.
At it’s core, Milton's work is about healing, empowerment and upliftment. His subjects embody those living in challenging, dire, and at times, tragic scenarios/lives resulting in physical, mental, emotional and/or spiritual pain. Through Milton's empathetic, artistic eye, he communicates this via the lens by way of precise, yet natural posing of the subject, deliberate angles, carefully scouted locations with rich, textured, backgrounds / architecture and deeply contemplated choices of colours, lights and shadows. Through his process, Milton's photography taps into his subject's Higher Self, capturing their essence within, and moving them beyond struggle into Regal Ascension.
Some of his award winning work has been featured in The New York Times, Food & Wine Magazine and Frontrunner arts mag.
And recently, Milton photographed an Afro-Futuristic fashion shoot for Emmy & Oscar nominated costume designer, Ruth Carter
(Black Panther, Selma, Malcolm X) and a campaign for 734 Coffee (The Lost Boys of Sudan org).
Whether it be a colourful street scene, a couture draped fashionista or a quirky, neighborhood character-- this gifted artist finds the beauty and joy in his subjects and vibrantly shares them with the world.