Mason Kelley is a professional photographer who has been working with college athletic programs for the past four years. From portrait work to events and sports action, he has worked with a variety of clients to tell stories through photography, treating each job as an opportunity to create something special.
I'm a storyteller. I always have been. I started as a sports journalist and then carried that into photography. I believe everyone has a story to tell and each client presents a new challenge to make a unique image that client will love. The many ways light can be manipulated to create amazing images is something that makes every photoshoot compelling.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
My focus has been on sports photography. When I was doing freelance shoots for the University of Miami, one of the people working in the athletic department called me the "cool photos guy." I was always the one looking to try something new, trying to create images that would make the university stand out from the rest of the nation. I particularly enjoy black and white photography, the challenge of using that style to create dramatic imagery.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
I have yet to receive any awards for photography.
A fun fact about this photographer
I was an award-winning sports journalist for a decade before falling for photography. Now I often use words and photographs to tell compelling stories for my clients.