The athlete in motion, the musician playing the chorus to a new song, a team hard at work on a new project…situations with emotion, fun, intensity. The classic portrait sitting, in a studio with the photographer at one end and you at the other, is always an option. But it’s definitely not the only one. When you want speed, effort, or even just quiet contemplation, there are plenty of different ways to express that in your portrait.
Beer doesn’t pose, whiskey can’t take direction, and there’s no makeup to put on mac and cheese…but there are plenty of glamor shots of all these items and more. When you need images of your new product or the food and drink in your restaurant, it makes sense to show them exuding that physical presence they have in everyday life. Capturing that presence is an art form all its own.
When you’re at ease, when you’re comfortable and relaxed, that’s when the best pictures happen. What’s your strongest feature? When you look in the mirror, what do you immediately like about what you see? The power of a good headshot is that you can bring that–and much more–to the table when you have the right image.
Ken is an excellent photographer and creative professional. His photographs of our design studio principals were spot on and immediately replaced our head shots on our website. Ken is highly proficient with the technical aspects of a great photograph and more importantly is able to quickly put people at ease and capture an engaging image. Feedback from others to whom I have recommended Ken is equally positive.Dan AndersonPartner - Anderson Porter Design
[Ken] captured the character of our company and brought out the best in everyone. There are so many fine shots I’m not sure how we are going to edit the portfolio down to fit our website. [Ken’s] work has no shortage of technical and compositional excellence, but [his] distinguishing talent is an unusual ability to put [his] subjects at ease. [The] shots show each one of us open, comfortable, and in a good mood. Well done!!Paul ReidtPartner - KR+H Cabinetmakers
Ken Kotch is a professional photographer with well over a decade of experience. His projects include high-visibility work for the American Diabetes Association, National Parks Magazine, and Harvard MGH. His other credits include Atlantic Health System’s Air One, Biotrove Inc., the Camp Nejeda Foundation, The Institute for International Urban Development, Isaacson, Miller, and ProCycling Magazine.
A veteran world traveler, Ken’s portfolio includes images from China, and Italy. He has a B.S. in Photography from Northeastern University and currently lives in Boston.
When he’s not doing agency work or shooting private portraits, Ken is busy with BrokenPancreas, a non-profit organization dedicated to telling the stories of people with diabetes who live without restrictions. Project Pancreas is soon to be a book filled with photos and stories; interested publishers should view the Broken Pancreas official site for more information.
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