Kevin Geisler is a professional photographer residing in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Photography has been a life-long pursuit, from early days in the Michigan tulip fields with his father, each with a Canon A1, through shooting for the school newspaper, to capturing his own son's soccer games: all these with an eye for the decisive instant when the action and the light are just as should be. He has recently completed his second season as the team photographer for a local soccer team, had a solo gallery in a local arts space and started a photography business, Bella Luz Kenosha Photography. his passion is for documenting moments, seeing the beauty in simple acts, everyday things and in all his fellow humans.
I love capturing a moment forever. I love when parents thank me for pictures of their children. When I hear that grandparents back in Holland or parents in Brazil were thrilled with the photos, nothing could be more satisfying than knowing that my work helps people connect and knowing that it is not only over distance, but eventually will be over years and decades helping people connect to their family's and their own memories.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
For High-School "Senior" portraits I make sure the Senior is comfortable, let them collaborate on locations and props, and I encourage them to come up with creative ideas that reflect their personality. Sports photography - I have very specific ideas about where to shoot from to get the best action, what makes a "proper" sports-photography shot and I hold myself accountable for a level of attention to the action that most photographers aren't willing to give.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
I was recently fortunate enough to have a solo-exhibition of my nature, sports and photo-journalistic work at a craft-brewery in my town that offers its walls to local artists. In addition, I have had my work used by the local newspaper, my sports-photos have been featured in local high-school yearbooks and I was asked to compile my work into slideshows for year-end sports banquets.
A fun fact about this photographer
My own senior picture featured a pretty horrific sweater and, yes, a majestic haircut known as the "mullet."