Arresting Portraits by Timothy Keen

What is it about Timothy Keen's photos that makes them so unbelievably arresting? Is it the way he uses white space to give his subjects room to breathe, to stretch their arms and gaze up into the sky? Or is it the way he uses composition and lighting to tell an emotionally charged story; one of love, longing or lust?

Whatever it is, you feel a connection to his portraits. His subjects draw you in, not just with their natural beauty but with their vulnerability.

I asked Keen for a quote he found inspiring, something that resonated with him and his work.

Here was his reply:

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.”
- Albert Einstein

Timothy Keen

via Feaverish Photography

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Comment by Jerry Nicholas on November 7, 2010 at 10:29am
I think I saw my wife in one of these pictures...I only wish I knew her name. Thank you.
Comment by Stephen M. Barrett on September 13, 2010 at 4:00pm
Beautiful, inviting, intriguing.
Comment by jun m. martinez on September 13, 2010 at 8:12am
nice! I luv it!!!! coooool!
Comment by Tiaan on September 13, 2010 at 4:56am
luving it AWESOME pics!
Comment by Inês GFL on September 12, 2010 at 5:10pm
really good work!
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