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07
Sep

BECU Member Portrait Ad Campaign

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While I didn’t use my iPhone to make any of these member portraits or videos for BECU, it was my iPhone Portrait project that helped shape the direction of this ad campaign by DNA.  It is incredibly gratifying to work on a project like this, when there is a close tie to something as personal as my iPhone Portraits.  Exploring the human face through photography and video is the one thing I have never grown tired of.  Every new person I photograph presents a new opportunity (or sometimes a challenge), and I am always learning from the experience of photographing people.  Below are some of the portraits I made from the nearly 50 people I photographed for this project. Everyone is an actual BECU member. Working with “real” people is a lot of fun for me because they don’t come in with any expectations as to what they think I want them to do. And there are always some surprises, which I think makes the portraits all the more interesting.

If you were watching the summer Olympics this year, you may have seen these commercials, which I directed.  The billboards, bus wraps, posters, etc. are all over Seattle, as well.  Big thanks to BECU and DNA, especially Lianne Onart, Dave Echenoz, Molly Woodruff, and Dan Gross.


BECU Own It credit union ad campaign. Portraits of members by photographer John Keatley.

BECU Own It credit union ad campaign. Portraits of members by photographer John Keatley.

BECU Own It credit union ad campaign. Portraits of members by photographer John Keatley.

BECU Own It credit union ad campaign. Portraits of members by photographer John Keatley.

BECU Own It credit union ad campaign. Portraits of members by photographer John Keatley.

BECU Own It credit union ad campaign. Portraits of members by photographer John Keatley.

BECU Own It credit union ad campaign. Portraits of members by photographer John Keatley.

BECU Own It credit union ad campaign. Portraits of members by photographer John Keatley.

BECU Own It credit union ad campaign. Portraits of members by photographer John Keatley.

BECU Own It credit union ad campaign. Portraits of members by photographer John Keatley.

BECU Own It credit union ad campaign. Portraits of members by photographer John Keatley.

BECU Own It credit union ad campaign. Portraits of members by photographer John Keatley.

BECU Own It credit union ad campaign. Portraits of members by photographer John Keatley.

BECU Own It credit union ad campaign. Portraits of members by photographer John Keatley.

BECU Own It credit union ad campaign. Portraits of members by photographer John Keatley.

BECU Own It credit union ad campaign. Portraits of members by photographer John Keatley.

BECU Own It credit union ad campaign. Portraits of members by photographer John Keatley.

BECU Own It credit union ad campaign. Portraits of members by photographer John Keatley.

BECU Own It credit union ad campaign. Portraits of members by photographer John Keatley.

BECU Own It credit union ad campaign. Portraits of members by photographer John Keatley.
I always try to keep people on their toes and make things as fun as possible. To me, that means taking awkward pictures of the ACD Lianne and BECU member, Kiki.
BECU Own It credit union ad campaign. Portraits of members by photographer John Keatley.
My daughter, right as she discovered / I taught her, you can yell, “M&M’s” on set, and they will magically appear.”
BECU Own It credit union ad campaign. Portraits of members by photographer John Keatley.

Big thanks to my wonderful crew. Projects like this are a total team effort. Not to mention it wouldn’t be nearly as fun without all of these great people.
Producer: Kort Havens
Digital Tech: Lonnie Webb
1st Assistant: Brian Jones
2nd Assistant: Peter Hanson
Stylist: Alexis Steinman
Stylist Assistant: Gwen Stubbs
Hair & Makeup Artist: Jenny Verador
Hair & Makeup Artist: Haley Olsen
DP: Matt Daniels
Sound: Scot Charles
PA: Audrey O’Neil
PA: Hugo Garcia
PA Camera: Sacha Benis

30
Jun

Con Man

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Con Man. The many faces of Howard Cogitz.

Identity is an interesting thing.  We dress and decorate ourselves to convey a message to others, communicating to them with intentionality or not  “this is what I want you to think about who I am.”  What is interesting about this, though, is that most people don’t interpret our message the way we intend.  Our identity and the opinions of others are inextricably linked together, for better or worse. Our identity forms opinions.  Others opinions mold and form our identity.   
Identity is something I have been thinking about a lot over the last several years as I try to understand more about myself, and how I view others.  In 2015, I created a portrait series called Members Only, where I styled 13 people to look exactly the same.  Once I finished that series, I wanted to explore multiple identities in a single person, and wondered what was the extent of the range of a single human face.   In a portrait, visually, how much can one person change?  With that, I give you Con Man.

Con Man. The many faces of Howard Cogitz by John Keatley.

Con Man. The many faces of Howard Cogitz by John Keatley.

Con Man. The many faces of Howard Cogitz by John Keatley.

Con Man. The many faces of Howard Cogitz by John Keatley.

Con Man. The many faces of Howard Cogitz by John Keatley.

Con Man. The many faces of Howard Cogitz by John Keatley.

Con Man. The many faces of Howard Cogitz by John Keatley.

Howard Cogitz is one of the most prolific American con men of the 20th century.  His first known con was in 1958 while running a fake real estate development company in Florida.  At best count, he walked away with over 3 million dollars from nearly 16 individuals and families.

In 1963 he spread out, with known ties to Las Vegas, New York, and San Francisco.  It seems he may have primarily lived in Florida under many different aliases, which indicates he may have originally been from there.  His main game was to create fake corporations in the real estate business and offer investment opportunities to people beginning to think about retirement.  His work can be traced from 1958 to 1971 when all signs of him vanished.  He was never caught or arrested, although there is record of him receiving a traffic ticket for speeding in Los Angeles during 1964 under the name Charles Barber.


Below are some behind the scenes pictures for those of you who like to see how things are made.  A very big thank you to Jennifer Popochock, Alexis Steinman, Brian Kirk, Viktor Fejes, Duffy De Armas, my wife Nichelle, and Peter Hanson.  Behind the scenes pictures by Peter Hanson.  I feel like this is just the start of something pretty exciting.

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28
Jan

An Evening with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

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An Evening with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis by John Keatley.

Photographer John Keatley and Macklemore in a floating lawn chair.

Rigging up the lawn chair.

Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, and John Keatley.

John Keatley photographing Macklemore.

John Keatley and Ryan Lewis.

Keatley talking with Macklemore.

Improv performance art with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

Keatley and Macklemore reviewing images.

Keatley, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis talking.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are back on tour, folks.  The new album, “This Unruly Mess I’ve Made” comes out in February 2016, and they are currently doing “An Evening with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis” tour in the US.  Some of my favorite projects over the past couple of years have been with Ben and Ryan, and this image was no exception.  This might be my favorite conceptual landscape image to date.  Hope you enjoy the sneak peek at how it all came together.  I’m already looking forward to whatever comes next.

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02
Dec

Survival Guide Trailer

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Here is our first Survival Guide video sneak peek!  This is a glimpse into the workshop weekend, delving into the topics of marketing, branding, what to charge, style, running a business and much more.  We have a year of Survival Guide weekend workshops under our belts now, and I have to admit, I never could have imagined how amazing this adventure would end up being.  Not only is this the content and subject matter I am most passionate about teaching, but the relationships, stories, encouragement, fun, good food, memories, and incredible art we have been able to be a part of has made this so worth it.  I was reflecting on this past year, and how far Survival Guide has come, and I realized that coincidence or not, this has been by far my best year creatively.  No question.  Survival Guide has taught me to push the boundaries and create the work I have been setting aside for far too long.  That was our intention for those who attend, but I never thought about the fact that I needed to hear and experience this as much as anyone else.  Teaching Survival Guide has forced me to grow and learn, and I’m realizing I may have learned more than any of the attendees even!

Survival Guide is heading to Austin, Texas February 19-21, 2016.  Sign up for Survival Guide here, and find out how you, too, can push the boundaries of your art and business.

05
Oct

Cano Billboard for Sparkling ICE

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05
Oct

Kickin’ It With Michael Bennett

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Big thanks to Jane Sherman and Seattle Met for this fun shoot with Seattle Seahawks big DE Michael Bennett.  I am a huge Seahawks fan (ok, who in Seattle isn’t right now…), so making a portrait of one of my favorite players was an exciting opportunity.  Thanks also to Michael and Pele for letting us set up a studio in their home.  Go Hawks!

12
Mar

Congrats Catherine Giudici

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Catherine Giudici portrait by John Keatley.

Congrats to my friend Catherine Giudici on finding love on The Bachelor.  It became official last night, so I thought I would share a fun outtake from our recent shoot together.  Very excited for Catherine and Sean Lowe.  Hopefully I can share more of the images in the near future.  There are so many great shots!

Gotta run.

30
Jun

The Value of a Photographer

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Somebody who can light, and show up, and make a portrait is of no value anymore.  It sounds like just another wild statement to grab your attention, but it’s actually true.  I interviewed my incredible rep Maren Levinson of Redeye for our Survival Guide workshop and what she has to say is so powerful, I wanted to share it with everyone.  This is such great advice for artists today.  The industry is changing rapidly, and it is really important to understand what your value is as an artist, and how you fit into the big picture.  I hope you find this exciting and inspirational.  If it strikes a chord with you, and you want to learn more about marketing, strategy and business for artists.  You can check out one of our Survival Guide workshops on our workshop page.  To receive updates on future workshops and opportunities, email nichelle@keatleyphoto.com.

23
Apr

Charissa Thompson For Seattle Met

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Hello, Taylor here! Hot off the press with some new work coming out of the Keatley studio. Last month we were given the assignment by Jane Sherman at Seattle Met to photograph a portrait of Charissa Thompson. Charissa host’s Fox Sports Live and reports on celebrity news for Extra. Basically, she is talking to famous people on a daily basis, and after spending 10 minuets with her I could see why. Extremely charismatic and approachable. And although she is intimidatingly beautiful and a celebrity in her own right, she seamlessly fit right in with the entire crew. She’s the first one of Keatley’s subjects to ever call me before the shoot and offer to buy everyone coffee. I mean, come on!

Before the shoot Matthew Halverson and Jane Sherman, at Seattle Met, told us they wanted and iconic serious portrait, but with a sports twist. Going into the shoot we had what we felt were 10 strong ideas. After tinkering with lighting until it was perfected, John began to gravitate toward 2 of those concepts. The top image you see is exactly what we envisioned. Monochromatic, fun, sporty, but also has a tinge of seriousness. One thing John said while driving to the shoot stuck with me. He said that he wanted to create an image that she could use for the next 50 years. While only Charissa could be the judge of that, I think he did a bang up job. Hope you enjoy the outcome!

Charissa Thompson for Seattle Met

AD : Jane Sherman

Writer: Matt Halverson

Producer: Me

Hair & Makeup: Haley Olsen

Retouching: Luminosity Imaging (Ryan Cleary)

03
Mar

New DEDPXL Digital Download

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Wow, this is so exciting!  Introducing our new digital download from DEDPXL and Zack Arias.  Ta Da!  I spent 3 days with the DEDPXL crew last Fall filming this video.  We put together some great shoots ranging from simple portraits to some conceptual work with a set build.  This video series takes you through my personal life, career, failures and triumphs and also takes you on-set, behind-the-scenes to see some of my methods, gear and techniques as well as a full day of shooting.  It could not have turned out any better in my opinion.

This short trailer gives you a good idea of what to expect.  Thanks for taking a look. We have been overwhelmed by the positive response.  Head on over to DEDPXL to download the full video now and enjoy!

Huge thank you to Zack Arias and Bernard Brand for all of their hard work on this.  I am really proud, and happy to be a part of it.

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