Ken Kaminesky Biography
I’m a self-made billionaire inventor, I’ve worked at NASA and CERN. Explored 8 continents including Atlantis. Won 2 Nobel prizes, a Pulitzer, six Grammys and People magazine’s sexiest man alive 3 years running. I’m currently working on developing cold fusion reactors that will provide free clean, sustainable energy to all mankind for centuries ahead.
Oh, and I also take photos in my spare time.
At least this is how I’d like my bio to read. :-)
Truth is that I have a very cool job. Over the last fifteen years, I have shot commercial lifestyle images for stock photography agencies such as Jupiterimages, Corbis, and Getty Images. I’ve been lucky to work with some amazing people, both at these agencies and on my teams of models, producers, stylists, and assistants. I’ve had my photos published for editorial and commercial purposes all over the world and have had some great commercial clients along the way as well. In the last five years, I switched to shooting travel images and fell in love with photography all over again.
In 2016 I co-founded Discovery Photo Tours so that I could share my love for travel and photography with avid photo enthusiasts from all over the world. Savouring art, food, history, and culture with tour groups in places like Jordan, Italy, and Iceland is one of the most rewarding aspects of my work.
My travel & photography blog has become part of my journey to see the world in a new way and I’m pleased to share that vision with you. I love what I do, as well as the people and places I photograph. Each person and every place has its own story. But sometimes the best stories are the ones you star in.
So here I am on the road to discover the world around me and to take a whole lotta photos while I’m at it. There is a big world out there and it is calling.
See you out there.
Join me on the adventure of a lifetime in places like Italy, Jordan, Tanzania, Japan, and more!
A collection of recent interviews, articles, and reviews:
Professional Photographer Magazine: THE MAGIC BEHIND KEN KAMINESKY’S TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY
ePHOTOzine: An Evening With Photographer Ken Kaminesky
Render Forest: KEN KAMINESKY: TAKING OVER THE WORLD – ONE PHOTO AT A TIME
Professional Photographer Magazine: Ken Kaminesky Photographs the Great Migration
Shotkit: Featured Photographer
Photography Talk: Discovery Photo Tours Jordan
Shotkit: Featured Photographer
Resource Magazine: How FUJIFILM Helps Photographers Capture Their Most Life-Changing Journeys
Explora – The B&H Blog: Ken Kaminesky’s Nat Geo Cover
Explora – The B&H Blog: Necessity is the Mother of Taking Chances
Aperture Academy: Featured Photographer, February 2015
G-Technology: The importance of backing up your photos
Resource Magazine: THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHY BLOGS YOU SHOULD BE READING IN 2017
World Travel Buzz: Travel Photography from Ken Kaminesky!
Wild Planet Magazine: Focus On Fujifilm • Ken Kaminesky
Landscape Photography Magazine: Focus On Fujifilm • Ken Kaminesky
IndustryDev: Top 50 Photography Blogs & Bloggers
The Traveling Image Makers: The Business Of Photography with Ken Kaminesky
Radical Travel – Travel Photography with Ken Kaminesky
The Traveling Image Makers: Ken Kaminesky on Safari
FREE SPIRITS PODCAST: TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER KEN KAMINESKY
Pro Photographer Journey: Ken Kaminesky, Veteran Travel Photographer
I’m available for commercial and editorial travel and/or location photo assignments worldwide.