A Personal Trip to Kansas City

When I say Kansas City, most people think Kansas. But the real deal is in Missouri. The turn-of-the-century classic across the river from it's younger sibling that spawned generations of blues, and world-famous barbecue. The other place is called KCK and you'd know that if you were from Missouri. Kansas…

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What Every Aspiring Photographer Should Know

“All I ask is one thing, particularly of young people that watch. Please do not be cynical. I hate cynicism. It’s my least favorite quality. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard, and are kind, amazing things will…

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Happy Holidays My Friends!

It's hard to believe as I look at the fog, that one year ago we were buried in snow. 14 inches of snow that broke a 40 year record and paralyzed our city. What a difference a year makes! As I reflect on the past year, I realize that much…

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Storytelling. It’s a Lie That Tells the Truth

"I don't know about truths. A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells, the less you know." (Rachael Weisz) in The Brothers Bloom. Art walk in the city of San Antonio, Texas. © Randy Kepple Photographs Portland, Oregon Park Blocks. Image courtesy of © Mark Kegans…

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About Trends in Photography – David Williams

Wedding photography is a reflection of the times we live in. However, this does not mean it should be trendy. Just because you have the tools to alter an image in Photoshop doesn't mean that you should. Take a step back. Look at the work of the Masters and learn…

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The Heart Matters

It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons. -Johann Schiller My father was a minister, as was my grandfather and great-grandfather. I grew up in the church. Literally, I learned how to ride my bike in the church parking lot of the Church…

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Randy Featured in Artist Spotlight Series

Big Folio recently interviewed me for their Artist Spotlight series. It's humbling to be a part of this series. Previous spotlight artists include Chuck Arland, Erik Clausen, Matthew Clark and Dan O'Day. Amazingly talented photographers. All I can say is "Wow!" Here is a reprint of the interview. 1. You…

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Time to Transform

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity. — Albert Einstein It's that time of year when one dark day can push you over the edge. It's always been tough to make your living as an artist, but it seems even harder in recent days. We…

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Secret Aardvark Habanero Hot Sauce

A guilty pleasure I enjoy is hot sauce. Find the right hot sauce and it can make anything better. Everyone starts with the tried and true Tabasco. From there you can branch out and delve into the world of the insane. My local butcher has over 100 kinds of hot…

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Seize the Daylight

We all know it's going to happen, yet every year it seems to take us by surprise. Maybe we are in denial. The frenetic pace of Summer spills over as we transition into Fall. We cherish those remaining sunny weekends and then Halloween hits. This marks the beginning of the…

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