Joseph Kayne photographs the North American natural landscape and Native American archaeological sites and dwellings with a 4x5 large format camera. His fine art photographic prints have been exhibited in galleries, museums, and private collections across the country. Joseph's clients include important environmental organizations such as The Nature Conservancy, The Sierra Club, The National Audubon Society and Chicago Wilderness. He has a rare collection of large format tallgrass prairies and prairie wildflowers. Joseph's interest in in photography started while he was working in archaeology in Egypt and Israel during his college years. He received an art grant from the City of Chicago. Joseph is represented by stock agents Dembinsky Photo Associates, Inc. & Willard Clay Photography, Inc.
One of the select photographers featured in Outdoor Photographer's July/August 2001 Collector's Issue, "Lords of the Landscape," as a master landscape photographer. Nature's Best & Cemex International Photography Award winner.
Sierra Club, Audubon, Arizona Highways, Outdoor Photographer Landscape Masters, The Nature Conservancy (Cover), Browntrout (Cover), Self-Realization Fellowship, Golden Turtle, Impact and Chicago Wilderness.
Outdoor Photographer, View Camera, Nature's Best (Special Collector's issue), Backpacker, Outdoor & Nature Photography, Natural History, The Nature Conservancy Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Birder's World, Chicago Wilderness, Country, and the Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine-Midwest Portraits.
Healthy Planet Products-Sierra Club & National Wildlife Federation, Ancient Images, Museum Graphics and The Nature Conservancy.
Reader's Digest Publications
Fine Art Prints:
Most of Joseph's original images were made with a large format camera resulting in original transparencies or negatives of 4" x 5". The fine resolution, detail and tonality of the large format transparency or negative cannot be matched by those of a 35mm or medium format camera. The technical quality is unrivaled. The result is a true fine art print worthy of collection and display. Joseph sells his fine art prints to individuals, as well as to corporate, government and environmental organizations. His photographs have also been displayed in the Museum of Natural History, New York City and in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.
Volunteering & Teaching:
Joseph does volunteer photography and field work for the Illinois field office of The Nature Conservancy and is a guest instructor for high school student photography workshops. He is also a photography workshop instructor for the Smith Symposium at Ryerson Woods, Illinois, as well as a lecturer on photographing nature as art.