an awareness of light, contrast, movement and design, Greg Kelly creates
compositions that capture spontaneity, romance, energy and emotion. Images
that intrigue, nothing ordinary.
Although conceptual portraiture of females is Kelly's primary focus, his schedule allows him to photograph a limited number of weddings each year. Believing the ritual of weddings is transformative, Kelly is fascinated by its intensity and inherent art. His images, described as provocative and soulful, combine elements of photojournalistic, commercial and fine art techniques.
Through explicit interpretations of his subjects, he broadens the stereotypical definitions of beauty, exposing new insights into the complexity, mystery and raw emotion that is the essence of womankind.
Greg Kelly, born on an unseasonably warm day in December, the son of a Baltimore City cop and a mother seduced by the glamour of the garment industry. Exposed to blue-collar discipline and Christian ethics, his Irish-catholic upbringing had determined his destiny.
As a student at The Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C., his creativity was unleashed and recognized. Although he studied still photography, Kelly was drawn by the lure of the movie business. Kelly's film career spanned a period of fifteen years, during which time he was awarded Director of Photography and Cinematographer credits on documentary films for the National Geographic Society, WGBH Boston and the British Broadcasting Corporation.
Disillusioned by the greed and hypocrisy to which he was exposed in the motion picture industry and the political arena, Kelly began to redefine his career and stimulate his artistic passion by returning to his still-photography roots.
Kelly's images transport viewers to the quantum realms of soul where beauty is eternal and a moment extends into forever. In his world, it is the emotions that matter; all notions of rationality or practicality simply fade away.