Photographic philosophy: Keith strives to portray his subjects as who they are and not just what they looked like when the shutter is released. This philosophy carries over to all of his photographic interests whether shooting landscapes, wildlife or our underwater denizens, the goal is to tell a story through pictures. He has been taking photographs since 1985 first with a 35mm SLR camera, ahh...the days of film.
Later that same year he became a certified scuba diver and took a borrowed underwater camera on his first dive in Monterey Bay, California. His desire to shoot underwater was fueled by the need to share with others what lies beneath the ocean's surface off the coast of California. Projects have ranged form capturing the majestic great white shark, documenting the underwater geological terrain around the Farallon Islands, California.
Keith worked for 33 years serving his community as a professional firefighter including 5 years volunteering as a public safety diver looking for missing persons underwater in Sonoma County. Keith continues to support and volunteer his time with the Sonoma County Trails Council and serves on the Board of Directors for the Cordell Marine Sanctuary Foundation.
Keith is a proud member of Nature First . Some of the Earth's greatest landscapes and treasured natural areas are threatened by increased visitation and general lack of care. Nature First aims to preserve these places by building an alliance of responsible photographers and cultivate a community of advocates and partners to help spread the word.
Keith feels it is truly an honor and joy to tell stories through photographs, capturing the beauty in architecture or documenting the life of a vineyard in Northern California's wine regions.
If you would like more information about his photography or have any questions, you can send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org