About Jeffrey Kirkpatrick
Who am I?
It’s been a long photographic journey for me – more than 30 years. My first camera was a Kodak Instamatic. Remember those? Little film cartridges, flash cubes? I worked my way through a variety of ‘point and shoots’ in the world of film eventually graduating to my first SLR camera after university, a Canon EOS 100. With this in hand, as well as a very old Konica manual camera I used primarily with black and white film, I started developing my craft. With the advent of digital and the exciting world of Photoshop, Lightroom and other such applications, I finally left the darkroom (with some nostalgic regret it must be said) 15 years ago. Most of the images on this site have been captured with a variety of Canon DSLR camera bodies and a wide variety of lenses.
For most of the past 20 years I have been teaching at Rosslyn Academy, a Christian international school located in the leafy suburbs to the northwest of Nairobi, Kenya. I’ve had the privilege of teaching photography for a number of those years as well as Environmental Science and other biology-related subjects. In addition, my photography keeps a regular turn-over of images for the school’s website and yearbook production.
When not in Kenya, I’ve split my time between my home country of Canada, and my adopted country Australia, through my lovely wife Mel. I’ve had the privilege of practicing my photography in both of those fantastic locations.
So, I hope you enjoy these galleries. I’d love to hear your thoughts, both constructive and critical. 30 years does in no way mean an end to the growth of creativity. And don't be afraid to use those little social sharing icons.
October 2016, Nairobi