Alison Kaiser Photography

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About Me

 Alison Kaiser has been a fine art photographer for over 40 years. She graduated with a diploma of photography from the Art Institute of Boston; Kaiser then pursued advanced photo studies at California Collage of Arts & Crafts (now California College of the Arts) and A.S.U.C. Studio, UC Berkeley. studied Fine Art and photography at State University of New York at New Paltz and New England School of Photography (Boston).  Her work has been exhibited in such venues as the Jewish Museum of San Francisco, SF Black and White Gallery and featured in a calendar All Animal Art benefiting the Milo Foundation. Ms.Kaiser's main interests include street photography, environmental portraits, urban and rural landscapes."The fun is in finding moments and catching things on the fly, composing frames dynamically, being a candid observer of the world. There’s no “look here” or “smile.” There’s almost no post production—often limited cropping and basic darkroom-types of tuning. Frequently a street shooter. Her influences include Henri Cartier-Bresson, Lee Friedlander, Elliott Erwitt, Robert Frank, and Vivian Maier. She spent the last 5 summers chasing and photographing storms in tornado alley. As few as 20 percent of all supercell thunderstorms actually produce tornadoes. The photo’s perspective is what makes it so stunning.  "You can learn a lot about a storm when you take a step back and photograph the structure. I am interested in the whole picture not just if it produces a tornado.”