Keith was born in 1959 in Morley near Leeds. His love of photography began at the age of thirteen while on a trip to Lagos Nigeria with his parents. On his return he successfully exhibited and presented his work at his school.
He is self-taught and passionate about black and white photography, specifically film. He is an Official Ilford Artisan Partner qualified to teach the artisan process of film and darkroom photography and was instrumental in the concept behind Ilford’s “Share a Darkroom” idea.
Keiths’ inspiration comes from photographers Jean Loup Sieff, Robert Doisneau, Clyde Butcher and the main man Ansel Adams.
He guest lecturers at several universities throughout the UK, has appeared at Focus on Imaging at the Birmingham NEC and at the prestigious Photo Romania Festival where he held a street photography masterclass.
Author of the acclaimed book Urban Portraits, which contains images of the people Keith has met during his travels as well as hints and tips about street portraiture, he has also been fortunate enough to have photographed members of the royal family as well as many celebrities throughout his long career.
Keith has worked with Leica UK and Phase One camera brands, is a contributor to photography magazines and has had a successful 30-year career as an advertising photographer working for large blue-chip companies. He now puts his energy into passing on his passion and craft through workshops run from his gallery, studio and darkroom and now with the help of Dapper Dan the Darkroom Van at various locations in the UK and Europe.
“Photography is life.. it gives me the ability to express my every thought and emotion, It’s my way of communicating. It gives me fulfilment and above all photography gives me peace”
Keith Moss is the AoMO2018 photographer and be sharing his experiences in the panel session ‘Making a Living Through Art’ on Saturday at 3.30pm.
Keith is also running a Street Photography Masterclass on Thursday 10am-1pm. Please come along to the School of Arts on Grand Parade, Brighton with your camera. More information can be found here: