"A love born out of the need to communicate feelings, rather than sights."
“A memory not of what I have seen with my eyes, but of what I have felt at that moment in time.” It is this statement which perfectly preludes Keith’s appreciation of photography, a love born out of the need to communicate feelings, rather than sights. Indeed, most of Keith’s works feature coastal scenes because he is drawn to them – and not just because of their beauty. A childhood spent in close proximity to the sea has left him with a sense of nostalgia which inadvertently pulls him to it. Like a seed planted long ago which has come to full bloom through his lens.
Soul Searching - series
“You see the photo and it feels like seeing the action replaying itself in slow motion.”
Keith yearns to communicate more than just a still moment in his photos. His knowledge of a particular technique allows him to capture seconds, sometimes minutes of a moment in one frame. This, he explains, is how you truly convey the essence and the soul of a place. You see the photo and it feels like seeing the action replaying itself in slow motion. The effect makes the location seem somewhat surreal, a scene which seems to find a balance somewhere between the real and the artist’s interpretation of it.
Naturally, this is not an easy feat to accomplish and the artist sometimes needs to make multiple visits at the same place to finally succeed at capturing what he sees playing out in his mind. The artist is always at the mercy of the elements, Keith explains, but this does not mean he ever regrets having woken up early to get that shot. It is with an air of someone enriched that he describes how he witnesses incredible moments other people might miss altogether.