About - Kelly Wilkinson

"...photography is an art of observation.  It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place..."  ---Elliott Erwitt

Okay, so let me give you a quick summary about me from when I was born until now.  I was born and raised in Wyoming; graduated high school in Henderson, Nevada; joined the Army right after high school; served four years in Germany, Kuwait, and Iraq; worked in Anaheim, California; graduated college in Las Vegas; worked on The Strip; studied in Pau, France and Copenhagen, Denmark; studied architecture during one summer in New York City and another summer in Cambridge, Massachusetts; and now I live and work in Washington, D.C.

Okay, so now the important question, how did I get into photography? Well...Architecture! While trying to figure out what to do in life, I decided to take a couple of summers and study architecture at GSAPP and GSD. During this time I learned that photography was very important for the field of architecture as your portfolio is mostly imagery based. Of course, it's not as simple as snapping a quick picture and you're done. Rather I've come to learn and really appreciate photography as being "an art of observation." You need to figure out why this is so much more interesting and why this needs to be photographed.

After studying architecture, I decided to focus on photography for a while. It's been a quick few years, but I'm now doing some projects on the side for anyone who asks. It's not a full-time profession for me and the reason for this is because I love focusing on the creative aspect of photography rather than worrying about earning a living.

If you're interested in asking me anything, please feel free to send me an email by clicking the icon above and also be sure to follow me on Instagram.

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