Updated: May 18, 2021
Hello, my name is Kelly Kazmierczak, here's a little introduction to who I am and what I do.
I became interested in photography in high school, purchasing my first DSLR, the Nikon D60, I was attached to my camera. I photographed everything, not very well but I did.
When going to college at Buffalo State College, I was a lost young adult, with no idea what I wanted to do when I "grow up" and what I wanted to study at that time. I started half the year with an "undeclared" major. After that semester, I decided to declare Photography as a major. It was a great place to get started, intelligent professors and a great history of photographers and artist- Cindy Sherman, Robert Longo, Les Krims (also a professor of mine), etc. After a full year and a half as a photography major, I realized my education was not advancing, yes I learned alot in the darkroom and shooting film, but knowing the way technology was advancing, I was not get the education to elp me move with techonolgy.
I decided to transfer to Syracuse University, studying Art Photography at the School of Visual and Performing Arts. It was a different world when I joined, being the new kid in a class of 28 people that have been studying together for the past 2 years. I quickly learned studio lighting, on-location lighting, fashion photography, etc. This first year, I had to start a semester long conceptual photography project that I would have to present to the Art Photography Faculty. I started a project that was eventually called "Lost in Observation", it was a series of triptychs including a protrait, a still life and a textured image. These images can be seen in the Projects section.
I learned a lot being at Syracuse, becoming confident in the way I shoot, the way I speak in public or critque and the way I edit. Senior year, my second year at Syrcause, we had to dedicate the full year to a photography project, I began shooting myself as the subject. At the end of the year, we put on a gallery exhibition for the school, as well as an artist talk presentation for our entire class and faculty. This last year changed everything. You can view my project and artist statement in my Projects sections.
Now, being out of college for over a year, I am continuing my education with photography, but in a different direction than "art" photography. I currently work for the Kaz Companies, photographing clients finished remodeling projects and creating marketing material, both print and digitally. I am also interning for a local wedding photographer, learning the business first hand as I start to build my own.
In creating this website and blog, I hope share my work, as well as sell myself as an art photographer. As you can see, my images aren't your typical commercial / wedding photography. I aspire to bring a more artistic side to the images I take, creating images for my clients that they would not get else where.
Browse my website, contact me. I have a variety of pricing options for weddings, parties, events, live band photography, promotional photography and portraits.