Gregory Scott Miles

February 4, 1966 ~ November 19, 2023 (age 57) 57 Years Old


Greg Miles, 57, passed away on November 19 in New Orleans. A prize-winning New Orleans photographer and devoted father, Greg was born in Stamford, Connecticut and grew up in Annapolis, Maryland. He graduated from Arundel High School in Maryland and Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, before launching his free-lance photographic career.

He is survived by two children, Violet Elaine Miles and James Ignatius Miles of New Orleans; his parents, Judith Budoff of The Villages, Florida, and William Miles of Bradenton, Florida and Annapolis, Maryland, and a sister, Jennifer Merna of Mendham, New Jersey. Also surviving Greg are his fiancee, Julie O’Connell; his stepmother, Donna Miles; step-sister, Rebecca Riley and many beloved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Greg was a cutting-edge fashion photographer in New York City before moving in 2001 to New Orleans, where he became an accomplished photographer specializing in music, theater and real estate.

Known around New Orleans for his unique and creative approach to photography, Greg photographed hundreds of musicians for both commercial and personal work. Greg photographed many greats including Fats Domino, B.B King, Kid Rock, and Chris Paul. He has taken photos for countless magazines around the world as well as dozens of commercial clients including Gibson Guitars, Island Def Jam Records, NPR, Neiman Marcus, W Hotels, Harrah’s Casino, Sonesta and Task Performance.

In addition to his commercial work, Greg’s photos have been included in several group shows nationally as well as one-man shows in New York and New Orleans. Most notably, in October 2005 his work was featured in a one-man show at Gibson’s studios in New York City. One of the highlights of the opening was the late Allan Toussaint’s impromptu performance. All proceedings from the show benefitted New Orleans musicians affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Beyond the camera, Greg’s big focus in life was squarely on his children. He adored time with them walking their dogs in City Park, spending Sundays together, Jersey Mikes subs in hand, as they cheered on the New Orleans Saints, and savoring Thai food dinners together during weekly outings to their favorite Sukho Thai restaurant.

Greg’s passing is a tremendous loss to those who loved him and to his adopted New Orleans community that he embraced and captured so beautifully in his photographs.

Funeral services in his memory will be 10 am, Thursday, November 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, 7800 Oak Street, New Orleans, LA 70118.


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