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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.

27
Apr

New Online Portfolio At Redux

Posted by John Keatley / Filed under News

My online portfolio with Redux just got updated.  I haven’t changed it much since we joined forces a couple of years ago, so it looks pretty different now.  It’s funny how arranging pictures in a new way can bring new life to images that I am already very familiar with.  So head on over and take a look (here). 
This is the first of many updates which will be rolling out in the coming weeks.  Soon, I will have a new website, and print portfolios as well.  I’ll write more about that when they are finished though.    
I’m hoping to have my portfolio done by the middle of May, so Photo Editors, let Marcel, Laura, or Jesi know if you want to have one sent over to you.

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