Kevin Casey is originally from Nova Scotia and now resides in Almonte, ON. He realized his passion for photography while producing his first images at an early age.
He attributes much of his photographic education to the actual making of photographic prints, looking at the great photographs in history and finding the time to learn alternative photographic techniques such as the wet-plate collodion process in Rochester, NY and printing large format negatives on papers hand-coated with palladium and platinum. He has attended seminars and workshops offered by many photographers including Joe McNally and Micheal Levin.
He currently uses the Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 1D Mark II-N cameras. His choice of lenses include the Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8L, EF 24-70mm F2.8L, EF 16-35mm L II 2.8L. As he prefers to work in RAW mode with manual focus lenses, most of his images are made using Canon Tilt-Shift lenses – TS-E 24mm f3.5L II, TS-E 45mm f2.8 and the TS-E 90mm f2.8 – which provide more control over the horizontal and vertical elements in his images.
He photographs landscapes, seascapes and ‘found’ scenes. Initially a black & white purist working as a print-maker with 4×5 to 5×7 inch large format cameras and negatives, he now works in the world of digital image making. He has explored and captured the colours, scenery and sights of Ireland, Scotland, France, Belgium, Vancouver Island and most recently, Iceland.
Images are corrected using Adobe Photoshop and printed by the photographer using an Epson 3880 printer with archival inks on Epson Cold Press 17×22 acid-free 100% cotton papers. His work has been shown in group exhibits including – St. Vincent de Paul: End of an Era, Ottawa City Hall; MOTH Gallery, Merrickville, ON, and at the Almonte Art Gallery.