With 20 years working in media and publishing as a successful New York City based editorial photographer Kit Latham took his experience and in 2005 applied it to the emerging industry of search engine optimization (SEO), WordPress Development and Online Marketing.
Biography from 2000:
Kit Latham is an editorial and advertising photographer living in New York City. He specializes in Gardens, Still Life on Location, Food and Interiors.
He attended Crouse College at Syracuse going on to study Illustration at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
He moved to New York City in 1981. After many twist and turns through the spiritual fires of the city he found himself traveling around the world as a freelance fashion assistant, working for Gilles Bensimone, Mario Testino, Mark Hispard, Francois Hallard, George Holz, Naoke Masuda, Pascal Chevallier and Kari Haavisto.
In late 1989 he broke free from assisting and started shooting for the magazines. Since then he has shot countless assignments with some of the best publications and advertising agencies in the business.
Shooting with equal ease on location or in the studio, Kit is able to create superb natural daylight no matter how adverse the conditions. On many occasions he has been called on to create entire gardens and environments in the studio. He shoots food and still life outdoors using total natural light and exquisite backgrounds. Kit has had the opportunity to work with some of the world’s top stylists, food stylists, hair and makeup people, creative directors and art directors. It is through collaboration with these talented and multifaceted individuals that Kit has been able to realize his unique vision.
His most recent book, A Way to Garden, with garden writer Margaret Roach, has gone to a second printing. A Way to Garden was featured in one of Martha Stewart’s TV segments this past year. His first book A Room Full of Flowers has gone though many re-printings and has become a coffee table classic.
Recently Kit has been working with larger crews and taking on a role as producer on his shoots. As a producer he is able to assemble working crews at short notice due to his extensive contacts in the industry. He is currently shooting tests of moving images, looking to finish his first reel in 2001.