Hello, my name is Kevin Kratka.
I am a freelance photographer, journalist and blogger. I live in Waterville, Maine.
My love affair with photography and writing began well over 30 years ago. When I was 19 my parents bought me a second hand SLR camera that was older than I was. I loved that camera! I took it everywhere and used every chance I got, even in places one should not generally use a camera (think funerals...hey it's still a memory to capture right?) Those were the great days of film cameras, remember those?
For years and years, my pictures were private, for my eyes only. It never occurred to me that anyone would care to see them. It wasn't until I was married that my wife finally convinced me to share my work with the world.
These days I'm happy to share my work and my knowledge of photography with others. I've been published locally, regionally and world wide. In addition to journalistic photography, I also produce studio stock imagery, the likes of which are used around the world in different advertising venues.
I sincerely hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoyed creating it.