My work is inspired by nature:
Nature is a language, and every new fact that we learn is a new word; but rightly seen, taken all together, it is not merely a language, but the language put together into a most significant and universal book. I wish to learn the language, not that I may learn a new set of nouns and verbs, but that I may read the great book which is written in that language.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
I am drawn to the intimate landscape of New England. These color and black-and-white photographs celebrate and reconnect us with Vermont’s natural landscape and places that have shaped us. They remind us of our responsibility of stewardship so that nature can continue to nurture us in return.
As a young boy, Kip King took his first photograph with an antique Kodak folding bellows camera he discovered abandoned in an attic corner. Ever since, he has been captivated by photography and inspired by photographers from Eugène Atget to Ansel Adams and Eliot Porter to Michael Kenna.
He learned fine arts and art history at Harvard and had the good fortune to take a class in landscape photography at Ansel Adams’ Studio in Yosemite, California. He is currently working toward a Certificate in Photography at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Kip is also an astrophysicist at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics researching the origins of our Milky Way Galaxy. He lives and works in Norwich, Vermont. You can view his work at kipkingphotography.com.