We had the good fortune of connecting with Mila Bridger and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Mila, how do you think about risk?

Risk plays major role in my art. Its about taking different approaches and directions. Without it I wouldn’t improve, grow or find my voice. For me, it really matters to go out of my comfort zone. Trying new things, new methods, new ideas – it all contain risk, they could suck and time is wasted but it pushes you to bigger and better things.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?

I am a Polish / Canadian import. I started my photography journey at age 7 when my grandpa gave me my first Zenith 35 mm camera, since then I was always hungry for challenging shot. Photography is my form of expression and my goal is to mess with the reality, one picture at the time, create a shock and ignite an emotion and reaction in the viewer. I manufacture fantasy with my stylized saturated settings, vivid and twisted photos. As long as I make my viewer feel something – my mission is accomplished.  I am also a beekeeper with my own bee hive in my garden. The honey is out of this word.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I live on small island. One week – that’s plenty for us to have amazing times on the beach and walking around or bike.

Trips outside the island to Everglades with our jeep and getting stuck somewhere in a swamp with picnic basket to watch sunset and taking some cool images.

Food – small Italian restaurant Osteria capri where everything is handmade and with Italian products. Drinks and dinner at my home /gallery /studio/bee garden – through the pandemic we master an act of entraining by building our own outdoor bar area and mixing amazing drinks and food for friends. My studio is also a gallery with giant wood dinning table that we set in the middle and enjoy meals with art collectors and friends surrounded by art and cats walkways.

Definitely a trip into the middle of Everglades to see a small pottery shop owned by really cool lady Rinny Ryan.

Naples, Bonita Springs and Fort Myers’s are nice day trips with a lot of dinning options and art.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
It’s a collective of many artists and things. It’s impossible to name one without naming all of them. I would say it takes a village to thank.

Website: Milabridger.com
Instagram: Mila Bridger
Linkedin: Mila Bridger
Facebook: Mila Bridger Photography
Yelp: Mia O.

Image Credits
All photos are by Mila Bridger

Nominate Someone: ShoutoutMiami is built on recommendations and shoutouts from the community; it’s how we uncover hidden gems, so if you or someone you know deserves recognition please let us know here.