Myles McGuinness

Myles McGuinness, enjoying himself in front of the lens.


The Inertia

Inspired by a lifetime of traveling, Myles was raised on saltwater and snow. He grew up across the U.S. in such places as the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia, Ohio, and North Carolina, and along with the coastal beaches of Georgia, Texas, Florida and California. You could say he traveled a lot as a kid and developed a certain itch for exploration. Continuing the journey recent travels include Hawaii, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico with his eyes on a trip to Bali this summer.

Myles holds Bachelor of Art degrees in both Graphic Design and Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design. His images have been exhibited internationally in Brazil, France, Italy, Japan, Australia, U.S. and recognized by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), National Geographic, The Smithsonian, Oceanside Museum of Art, The California Surf Museum, Communication Arts Photo Annual, and is a Follow the Light Finalist.

“Great images have always inspired me, whether they are images that have been captured before by others, or those that I see when I close my eyes and imagine. Images are so powerful they motivate, tell stories, alter the course of history, they change the way we see the past and shape the future. For me, photography has been a life-long means to explore and capture how I view the world—slices of life, an instant in time, a person, an experience or an event.  I strive to connect with those places and people I’ve documented. Photography represents both a means of expression and documentation.

With my images I look to combine a certain energy, a feeling, with unique light, at equally interesting moment in time.  I am drawn to the textures and patterns of the ocean, a persons face or a distant location. The feelings and essence are what I try to embody and capture within my images. Subtle but bold. Simple yet deeply complex. Instantaneous but timeless.”

An avid surfer and skier Myles happily now calls the beaches Oceanside, California home. When he’s not working he can be found either in the line-up or spending time with his wife and two children. He follows a basic principle: less is more.

View more photos from Myles at 9mphoto.com.