Kirk Schlea Photography
KIRK SCHLEA PHOTOGRAPHY/SCHLEA VISUAL ARTS
Self-taught with over 20 years of photography experience, Kirk Schlea shoots editorial, advertising, and corporate work for clients such as PEPSI
, KLEINERT KUTZ
, LEXINGTON CLINIC, and PANINI AMERICA, Inc.
Magazine and newspaper credits include SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
, SAN DIEGO MAGAZINE
, KEENELAND MAGAZINE
, THOROUGHBRED TIMES
, THE BLOODHORSE
, WESTERN HORSEMAN
, M.D. UPDATE MAGAZINE, USA TODAY, the LOS ANGELES TIMES, SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, and the LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER
to name a few of over 200 that have published his
has photographed U.S.
Presidents, CEO's, professional athletes, major sporting events, medical operations, exotic locales, and even underwater hockey.
was chosen as one of six photographers worldwide to cover the 1992 America's Cup sailing races for the OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK and the STARS & STRIPES AMERICA'S CUP BOOK.
He was photographer for the 2002 and 2006 NATIONAL CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT at Perryville, Kentucky, the GREAT AMERICAN BRASS BAND FESTIVAL at Danville, KY, a CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL CANCER RESEARCH book, a book on the San Diego Chargers Football Club, XFL Pro Football league staff photographer, and has been team photographer for the SAN DIEGO PADRES Baseball Club.
won awards from the California Exposition at Del Mar, First Interstate Bank, the San Diego Union-Tribune Newspaper, and Sea Magazine
In 2004, Schlea
won Best of Show and First Place in the professional division of the International Equine Ideal Photography Contest for his
photograph of a wild horse during a sunset rainstorm in Nevada.
also took Second Place in another pro division for a photograph of an exercise rider during a foggy sunrise at Pin Oak Farm
Over 345 photos from eleven countries were entered.
recently won the Heart of Kentucky United Way "Heart & Soul" award for their 2008 campaign and several of his
photos are up for inclusion in the national campaign for the United Way.
uses Canon digital equipment and has a complete, portable studio for location work.
can be reached at:
KIRK SCHLEA PHOTOGRAPHY
21 Wards Branch Road
Gravel Switch, KY 40328