United States Presidents, Hollywood's top executives, and southern California philanthropists are just a sample of the people that award-winning photographer Keith Skelton has photographed. Keith is internationally recognized for his ability to elicit a person's unique essence and capture it on digital or film--often very quickly and in candid settings.
Keith began his career as a photojournalist in Oregon. He then moved into commercial photography for clients such as Boeing, McDonnell-Douglas, Leo Burnett-Chicago, Expeditors International, Ford Motor Company, House Ear Institute, Pacific Power & Light, Xtra Lease Trucking, and the Los Angeles Japanese American Veterans Memorial.
His work has been published in The New York Times, Air & Space Magazine, The Oregonian, Business Week, Forbes, Travel and Leisure, Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, and Santa Barbara News-Press, to name a few.
An inveterate traveler, Keith’s fine art projects showcase unique moments in unusual places. He has traveled throughout nearly every state in the United States and has completed photographic projects in China, Iceland, Yucatan, Guatemala, India and China. His work has appeared at New Space Gallery-Portland, OR and Brooks Institute Gallery-Santa Barbara, CA.
Keith’s ability to sight a unique composition and immediately capture it has enabled him to create poetic photographs of natural and urban landscapes. Undulating waves of mountainscapes, rhythmic expressions of urban dwellers, and soothing sonatas of sunrises and sunsets are often found in his work. It is no surprise that music was Keith’s original artistic form, as his photographs often reflect a symphonic nature.
Over the last several years, Keith has discovered a passion for introducing amateur and semi-pro photographers to unique places in the southwestern and western United States. His workshops often occur during lunar and natural events.
Keith has also taught photography workshops at Santa Monica College and Pasadena City College.
For more information about Keith’s workshops throughout the southwestern and western United States: californiaphotographyworkshops.com.
Keith earned his Bachelor of Arts in Commercial Photography, minor in Photojournalism, from Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara. He also attended the University of Hawaii and the University of Oregon.
“Best Photography” Black Book Annual Report 100 Show 2003 - 2004
Potlatch Annual Report Best Photography/Design
Advertising Photographers of America
Seventeen Gold and Silver Quill awards from the International Association of Business Communicators
Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association
National Press Photographers Association