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29
May

Interview On PDN Features

Posted by John Keatley / Filed under Personal Work, Press & Interviews

Seattle Seahawks Seagals cheerleader Tessa.  Photographed in her home by John Keatley.

PDN just posted a great online article with interviews from me and Danny Wilcox Frazier (here).  It covers our work in the new American Youth book that was released this month.  We have been getting some fantastic press for this, and none of it would have been possible without the wonderful people at Redux.  

I am getting ready to head out to New York for two weeks, and I will finally get to see the actual book for the first time.  I am also looking forward to talking with many of the people who put so much time and energy into this project.  Should be fun.

This is an outtake from the book, but one of my favorite pictures from the Seagals pictures.

Special thanks to Jasmine DeFoore and Conor Risch for this article.

PDN online article - http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/content_display/photo-news/photojournalism/e3if6edc43bfbecc72af9626bec0b2f5b69

07
May

American Youth Book Launch Invite

Posted by John Keatley / Filed under News

American Youth evite

You are invited to the American Youth book launch at The New York Photo Festival.  It is taking place Friday, May 15, 2009, 6:00pm (sharp!) – 7:30pm.  It will be at St. Ann’s Warehouse, 38 Water Street, Brooklyn, and you must RSVP.  Just click on the invitation above, and you can get all of the necessary information.  Unfortunately I will not be able to attend, so please take notes and pictures, and let me know how it goes.  I think it is going to be a great event, and I am really excited to see the actual book in my hands.

I photographed street youth, and NFL cheerleaders (not together) for this book as mentioned earlier.  I am planning a big post with all of my Sea Gal cheerleader images (including outtakes) along with some video footage from a few of the shoots.  I hope to do this around the book launch, so probably in a week or so.

11
Mar

"American Youth" Photography Book

Posted by John Keatley / Filed under Personal Work

American Youth photography book cover.  Photo by Erika Larsen.

Outtake from American Youth photography book.  Seattle Sea Gal Lindsay.  Photo by John Keatley.

Street youth portrait from American Youth photography book.  Photo by John Keatley.

After a year of hard work and waiting, I am excited to announce that “American Youth” will be in stores and available online May 2009.  That’s just a couple of months away!  ”American Youth” is a 240-page photography book, that examines the newest generation of 18 to 24-year-olds in detail.  The photographs are by Redux photographers, which I am proud to be one of.  

I photographed two groups of young people for the book.  Street youth in Seattle’s U-District, and three of the Sea Gals cheerleaders, the NFL cheerleaders for the Seattle Seahawks.  The cheerleader picture above is an outtake, but it is one of my favorites.  ”Define Girlfriend” is in the book.  You can read a little more about my work on this project in a recent interview I did at Feature Shoot (read here). 

I will post more of my favorite outtakes and pictures from the book as the book release gets closer, but for now you can head over to the “American Youth” blog and website.  The website has bios of all the contributing photographers, as well as many of the pictures from the book.

“American Youth” website - http://images.americanyouthbook.com/
“American Youth” blog - http://americanyouthbook.com/blog/

Cover image © Erika Larsen/Redux