Shane Kiefer, a recent graduate of Bucknell University, is currently a self-employed freelance photographer and graphic designer. A large majority of his photography has its’ origins in the natural world around us, and is grounded in an environmental perspective. Some of the more interesting subject material for his photography comes from an intriguing hobby: urban exploration. Urban exploration is the exploration of abandoned man-made structures and other various types of abandoned ruins. A focal point of these locations is highlighted in the connection between nature and mankind, and how nature is constantly reclaiming what has been urbanized by society. Shane has been doing this for six years now, and throughout his travels he has accumulated some breathtaking photos and even more fantastic stories of his adventures. He has been to factories, abandoned coal mine lands, hospitals, hotels, sanatariums, schools, prisons, military facilities, villages, asylums, and more. Before every journey, each location is specially researched and the history of the location is learned. He has entered several of his photographs in competitions and gallery exhibits, and has several award-winning photos in his collection. Additional pages on this site highlight Shane’s graphic design and art creations. Recently, Shane discovered some new locations and is currently in the process of planning out future UrbEx adventures. He is currently also pursuing a career in a field where he is able to continue producing photography and graphic design, ideally at an environmental non-profit or at a major magazine syndicate in marketing, photography, design and promotions.
SHANE’S RESUME: Kiefer Resume
LINK TO OUTDOOR RECREATION PHOTOS FROM SHANE’S MOST RECENT POSITION: Kingsley Pines 2015
EMAIL TO CONTACT ME ABOUT THE PURCHASE OF PHOTO PRINTS: firstname.lastname@example.org