Milo Farineau started in film photography in 1977 at the age of 13 when he borrowed his father?s 35 mm film camera. The next year, when his family moved to Germany he befriended the photography instructor at the local Army base who taught him how to process film and develop pictures. His first professional camera was an Olympus OM1. Returning to the States at 16, Milo found a paying gig as a darkroom technician and photo assistant at Greenwood Photo Studios under photographer Rick Ruff. He learned how to work with large volume processing, lighting, photo restoration, portraiture, the business side of photography
He studied photography at the University of Virginia under Holly Wright, and worked as her assistant from 1982-1984
He currently focuses his efforts on live music photography, He lives in Charlottesville Virginia where he is a regular fixture in the local music and arts community.
Milo contributes to BluegrassToday, CosmicVibesLive and is an active live music festival photographer. Farineau's work has been featured in publications including Relix, Delta Sky Magazine, Albemarle Family ,The Hook, The Daily Progress and he has album art featured in the works of Tim Reynolds and TR3, Larry Keel, Keller Williams, LEAThal Matter and others. He recently had images featured in Peter Conner's festival book, Jamerica, and regularly shows his work in the Charlottesville area. He closed out 2014 at Starr Hill Brewery in Crozet Virginia with an exhibit of live music photography from the the first 2 Lockn' Music Festivals.
Milo has an office/Gallery in downtown Charlottesville. Appointment only.