Philip Keohan ~ Fine Art Landscapes and Seascapes

Having family ties to Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown, I had been visiting the Outer Cape my whole life prior to becoming a full time resident in 1988. Much time has been spent hiking the fire roads, sea cliffs, and beaches of the Outer Cape, with camera and tripod, following the ever-changing sea light. Whether photographing an expansive subject or focusing in on detail, reflecting the sense of peace and vastness of Nature is my goal. I use a Hasselblad 503cw medium format camera and Nikon Digital Cameras to photograph my seascapes and landscapes. My fine art prints have been shown at the Left Bank Gallery in Wellfleet, Massachusetts since 2000.

I approach photography without expectations, letting the image find me. With tripod slung over my back and camera and lenses in a waist pack, I begin walking in silence. Nature is very present. In order to stop and set up the tripod and camera, something must move me: color, light, subject, contrast, or any combination of these. The key is to be open to the moment when the image appears. Using a manual camera with a square frame and fixed length lens means taking time to compose the shot. Filters are not used to manipulate color. Images are scanned and printed as seen in nature.