"In the studio I'm working with generators and the light shaping tools I've invested in…I can take right onto a location, fit them onto the D1s, D1s plug into the wall or run off a BatPac. Ultra portable, but the same light that I can use in the studio. It vastly improves my creative options."
— KENNETH VOLPE
Ken has been a photographer for over 30 years. What started as a hobby in the days of film, turned into a profession in 2007 with the formation of his photography company Transposure. Armed with a registered trademark, Transposure was specifically branded to meet the needs of a burgeoning client base seeking creativity, excellence and professionalism. Ken immersed himself in the editorial print, wedding and commercial market sectors, satisfying clients' photographic needs with a dash of creative flair.
However, Ken has never limited himself to certain genres of photography. Instead, he has thrown himself into almost every known genre of photography in order to gain a more well rounded working knowledge of the discipline as a whole. "I feel there are many take-aways in each genre and in each specific photoshoot, that allow me to better fulfill the photographic goals in the other genres. I am a big proponent of the cross-application of lessons learned in each photographic endeavor." Listening to his own advice, his photography now encompasses editorial, wedding, advertising, beauty and fashion modeling, architectural, automotive, boudoir, portraiture and food. With the inception of his company, he became involved in the Professional Photographers of America and acquired his Certified Professional Photographer accreditation in short order. Besides PPA, he is also a member of WPPI and ASMP.
Coming from a background in engineering, Ken has always appreciated the value of education and the constant need to hone one's skills in order to stay fresh in the market. Embracing the latest equipment and techniques to achieve the best possible image quality is also of paramount importance in order to realize the full potential of his photographic ideas. Working with 35mm DSLR and Medium Format Digital capture devices are all commonplace for his workflow. Lighting is achieved through Profoto's wide range of strobes, packs and lightshaping tools.
Ken's love is in the creation of art with a commercial flair. "I thrive on the inception of an idea, followed by its development into a full-blown photographic and after-capture solution to yield the results that I envisioned in my mind's eye." To do this, the many lessons learned have their place in decisions made through the planning and implementation process to create an image.
In the end, I continue to strive for excellence and to create imagery that makes you stop and wonder, if but for a moment.