John Keatley often self-characterizes his work as a reflection of himself, rather than the individual he is photographing. In recent years, his journey of self-discovery has brought clarity to emotions that have always been present yet were previously unknown. Anxiety. Fear. Isolation. Not Being In Control. Keatley capitalizes on the correlation between these emotions and humor. It is a fine line, sitting in the pain of the emotion and understanding that pain can also be humorous. Yet John beautifully executes this dichotomy in his work, as the viewer is invited to stay a moment longer and ponder the unexpected. Resources: Download the free Candid Frame app for your favorite smart device. Click here to download for . Click here to download Support the work we do at The Candid Frame with contributing to our Patreon effort. You can do this by visiting or visiting the website and clicking on the Patreon button. You can also provide a one-time donation via . You can follow Ibarionex on and .
John Keatley stops by the studio again this time to promote his upcoming workshop "Survival Guide: Teaching Artist's to Thrive in Unfamiliar Terrority". Listen in to get a flavor of the workshop and also get a short history on Keatley's career. keatleyphoto.com/survival-guide/
John Keatley and Taylor Reed are the brains behind Keatley Photo. They join Ron fresh off a huge music video with Fences feat. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis for the song "Arrows" as well as a huge Instagram campaign for HotelsTonight. These two stay busy and have the portfolio to prove it. John has photographed some of the biggest celebrities and names out there including notables Annie Leibovitz, Sarah Palin, and Bill Gates. He is known for putting his subjects completely at ease with his sense of humor and down-to-earth outlook. His celebrity portraits and advertising campaigns are balanced with his wide range of personal projects as well as his work on international awareness campaigns, such as a recent trip to Liberia to work on a clean water initiative. John’s work is regularly recognized for awards, including American Photography, the PDN, and Communication Arts Photography Annuals.
John Keatley has swapped photography stories with Annie Leibovitz, taken geography lessons from Sarah Palin, and learned to craft the perfect cocktail with the best bartender in the country. He’ll climb a tree, fight off a snow monster, or bury someone in kitty litter; all in the name of getting the perfect shot, and that’s just before breakfast. John is known for putting even the most camera-shy individual completely at ease in front of the lens. His quick sense of humor and down-to-earth outlook are what allow him to connect with his subjects and create dramatic images. His celebrity portraits and advertising campaigns are balanced with his wide range of personal projects as well as his work on international awareness campaigns, such as a recent trip to Liberia to work on a clean water initiative. John’s work is regularly recognized for awards, including American Photography, the PDN, and Communication Arts Photography Annuals. Resources: http://www.keatleyphoto.com/ http://www.coreyfishes.com/ www.thecandidframe.com email@example.com