Images copyright Kenna Klosterman. All rights reserved.
by Skip Cohen
Kenna Klosterman joins us this month in the Tamron Kitchen. She's our first "chef" with a specialty cuisine of travel photography. We're going to drill down more on the comparison to fine dining expanding to the art of storytelling.
So many people think travel photography is about beautiful postcard images that enhance the memory of your last vacation or a possible future destination. But with Kenna's background in cultural anthropology, she's all about capturing the culture in her travels. She's the ultimate storyteller. Her images are through the eyes of a street photographer and artist. Her photographs tell the story of a culture in a day-in-the-life of the people she's surrounded by, going beyond just great images.
Shooting with the Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens, I wanted to share more than just one or two images in this episode. Kenna was in Cuba for the top and bottom photos and Bali for the middle. But the common denominator in all three is the slice of life, the culture, and the people she captured.
Kenna's a travel and documentary photographer, global and retreat leader, podcaster, educator, and international MC. She's also co-founder of Peace in Travel. But there's one other important hat she wears - she's a mindfulness guide, which is a key ingredient to the success of everything she does, including each retreat into exploring different cultures.
Kenna needs to be on your radar. She's one of the most diverse artists in our industry. Click on any of Kenna's three images in this post to visit her website. You should also follow her on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. And check out her CreativeLive podcast" We Are Photographers as 120+ artists and members of our industry share the scene from behind the lens and their lives.
In the short podcast, Kenna mentioned taking the Tamron 28-75 G2 lens for a test drive, sponsored by Tamron Japan. I can't think of a better way to get to know a fine chef from the Tamron Kitchen, than to watch her "cook." I love these videos because they pack so much information into just a couple of minutes!
Along with making sure Kenna is on your radar - don't forget Tamron. They're manufacturing some of the finest optics in imaging, and their new Spring Sale just launched. Plus, they never slow down on helping artists raise the bar on the quality of their work. Education is a major focus at Tamron - check out all the programs they have scheduled, throughout North America.
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.