I'm Dave McKeen. Techno Imaging is my inspiration.
I graduated from Northeastern University in Boston with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. I served in the Army as an officer and served in Alaska and Viet Nam. My career path led me to the telecommunications industry (Collins Radio Company) where I served as an engineer in Thailand, Hawaii and a number of mainland locations including Virginia's Eastern Shore, Appalachia, and Pt. Mugu Naval Air Station near Lompoc, California.
During my tenure with the company I continuously availed myself of training opportunities. Internally I trained on company products while externally I trained on commercial software including Microsoft Office suite, AutoCAD, Macromedia Dreamweaver, and Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
While working at my company's (now Alcatel-Lucent) home location I assumed responsibility for a Web-based technical information repository serving engineering and sales departments. The Web work lead to photography opportunities where I produced images of company products for technical and training manuals. Visit my Product Photography Gallery to see.
The Dot COM collapse and concurrent economic downturn saw Alcatel's customer base shrink significantly. I took being laid off in the summer of 2001 as an opportunity to retire and began photographing local scenery mostly at Dallas's White Rock Lake. I decided to take photography courses at Richland College in Dallas and beginning January 2002 took Introduction to Photography, Advanced Photography, Introduction to Digital Imaging, Independent Study (portraiture), Commercial Studio Lighting, completed Independent Study II (talent portfolio development) in the fall 2003 semester, and Advanced Digital Imaging in the spring of 2004..
My specialization of high visual impact portraiture of women in talent career paths is characterized by dramatic, high contrast lighting, appropriate mood setting (high, medium and low key) and close-in framing and macro work. This is not your typical high school senior photography.
My target clients are girls and young women who are beginning and experienced in the entertainment industry including print and runway models, actors and dancers who know what image they want to project and are willing to experiment to expand their portfolios. See Services for more details.
I work in digital photography exclusively and can produce stunning black & white images for headshots when they are required. See Gallery pages for details.
2001 - 2015
David R. McKeen