About Me . . .

My Story

Paul F. McMillian

The love of the arts came to me early. As a youth, I walked the streets and alleys looking for objects to make things of so-called “Art”. In junior high, I found myself working in ceramics, while in my senior year in high school, I was “graphics art student of the year”. Today, photography is my pallet. Walking the streets, looking for that image, the people in the city, the city itself, the colors of the city, the forgotten rusty bucket always looking for that one image or moment that calls to me to take


A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Paul F. McMillian has been an award-winning photographer for over 50 years. He started as a film editor/production stills in the motion picture industry with Calvin Productions, and was president/owner and CEO of VanDeusen Photography. There he photographed fine art portraits and designer weddings. He is a Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman certified with Professional Photographers of America (PPA), lifetime member of the national and local PPA Associations and a member of the Summit Arts Photographer and friends. He was the art director at Unity Village Fine Art Gallery. McMillian has served as a juror for many art shows and galleries. Known as a visionary, McMillian now focuses on fine art photography and is a photojournalistic illustrator.  His images adorn not only customers’ homes, but corporation boardrooms, annual reports, and marketing campaigns.  McMillian was also the Premiere photographer for the new corporate acquisition book, Kansas City Visions” by City Scapes Books.

On the Walls of...

  • Missouri Bank & Trust
  • City Union Mission
  • Kansas City Parks & Recreation
  • City of Waldo & Brookside
  • Dentistry for the Family, Jarrod Williams, DDS
  • All State Insurance, Kansas City
  • Unity Village World Headquarters, Lee's Summit MO
  • Unity Village Chapel, Lee's Summit MO
  • American City Calendars Publishing
  • Arch Faming and Design, St Louis MO
  • Park Meadow Memory Care, Kansas City MO
  • PNC Financial Group, Overland Park KS
  • St. Luke's Hospital
  • Color-Art, St Louis, MO


  • Photographer of the Year PPA of MO,
  • PPA Heart of America North Central District Best of Show & People's Choice Award
  • Fuji Master Piece Award
  • Kodak Gallery Award
  • Raytown Art Association First Place Photography
  • Images Art Gallery Best of Show

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