Keith Carlsen's imagery captures his subjects' essence by illuminating their inner spirit. He is fascinated by the electricity between subject and photographer and has a way of connecting very quickly. A man without pretense, he creates trust and facilitates vulnerability that leads to portraits and footage that are as real to the subject as the audience.
Keith is based in Los Angeles, California. Available worldwide.
Keith has an innate ability to connect with his subjects. He takes the time to make a connection with them and to build trust. He asks thoughtful questions and creates authentic conversation so that they let the guard down a bit and relax. You can almost see their body language change. This is why his portraits are so powerful — you are seeing the real ‘them’.
Creative Director, National MS Society
Keith is like a production team super hero. We all know content production is hard—you’re on a deadline, you’re on a budget, and you’re often struggling to find the “it” that makes a project sing. This is where Keith shines—he’s totally professional, always locked in on the goal, and yet brings this really light, funny, smiling presence to a shoot. He makes it work, and he makes it fun. Can’t ask for more.
Director of Strategic Initiatives, Inyenyeri