Keith Ladzinski - Landscape Photography - Manfrotto Ambassador

Keith Ladzinski

United States

Born in New York, raised in Colorado, Keith’s love of photography started after buying a beat up camera from a pawnshop. His early subjects mirrored his polarized passions, skateboarding in the city and exploring the quiet mountains of Colorado. One, built around an immersed subculture, skating from concrete place to place with friends, trespassing, shooting photos in the dead of night with rushed artificial light setups and running from security guards. The other, alpine starts in the mountains, long approaches alone to quaint places, patiently hunting for natural light and thoughtful composition. It was an unintentional education in two styles of photography and it wasn’t long before the two merged, initially into his love for rock climbing. It was here that Keith grinded it out, forging his roots in extreme sports, slowly becoming one of the most sought after photographers in the outdoor world.

Today, Keith’s work primarily focuses on natural history, extreme sports and advertising, sending him to the furthest reaches of the 7 continents on assignment for National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times, Nikon, Red Bull, Adidas, Budweiser and The North Face.

In 2011 Keith began working as a director and director of photography and has made films, advertising and television content on all 7 seven continents for clients including National Geographic TV, Discovery, Oprah, Nikon, Dell, The Weather Channel, ABC, Canon and Red Bull TV.

“Working as a photographer is so much more than taking pictures, it’s an immersive lifestyle that brings you face to face with eclectic cultures and wild places around the world. It’s very much a team effort, be it on expedition to a remote and extreme part of the world or an ad shoot in an urban city, a good team is the cornerstone of what makes any shoot happen.”

Keith lives in Boulder Colorado with his wife Dana.

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