Kevin Shick has been a photographer for over 40 years.  He got started in photography by developing and printing family portraits in a wet darkroom, and by exploring with an Argus Rangefinder during family trips to Yosemite and the Sierras.

Since then he has continued to explore both the urban and natural landscapes, seeking situations where light and moment come together to reveal insights about human nature.

Kevin has a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, and an MBA from the University of Chicago.  Following a career in technology and consulting, he now pursues a photographic life.

He lives most of the year in the Indiana Dunes, traveling frequently with his wife in their RV.


Artist’s Statement
My work explores the human condition and the contemporary American experience by observing the public and private spaces where our interaction with each other and with the environment reveals our collective culture or individual state of mind.

I am interested in found situations and places at the moments when people are following their chosen path or being in the present moment.  I get visual energy and inspiration from the constantly changing environments of the urban landscape and nature.

Current projects include:

  • "Border Patrol" - In making this series I wanted to capture the paranoid feeling I had while in the vicinity of the border – the same feeling I imagined those on both sides of the border must have, as a response to always watching and always being watched.
  • "The Commuters" - During the commute we can be who we truly are, which is revealed by our daily routines and habits.  Is our identity shaped by these habits, or are our habits determined by our lifetime of experience?  
  • "Penumbra" - What impact do we have on the world around us? When we are gone, what do we leave behind? Like projected or transmitted light, our influence and legacy is visible, but ephemeral. We make a mark, but over time it will fade and blend.