Ralph Kristopher began shooting in 1992 when his grandfather Richard F. Myers, a photographer for the United States Navy during WWII, gave him a camera and one piece of advice: “Don’t just take a picture.” Kristopher has been widely published in sports and adventure magazines and has been featured in international exhibits, magazines, commercial publications, and art galleries across the United States. Kristopher’s personal experience in the mountains and backcountry have afforded him the opportunity to photograph skilled athletes on all kinds of amazing adventures around the globe. In addition, RK’s love and affinity for capturing people in their special moments has made him highly sought-after for candids and portraiture. Regarding Kristopher’s dedication to photography, he proclaims it is a social performance art: “Photography is a fun and meaningful act of participation. We create the special moment and collectively capture an image that persists through time.” This perspective has added to his unique style and his clients’ experience. It is RK’s attention to detail, his understanding of composition and use of light, backed with over two decades of technical skill and maturity as an artist that set him apart.
Always willing to go the extra mile, Kristopher is a humble, personable, down to earth gentleman. Currently, Kristopher is accepting assignments for publications, hire for commercial adventure campaigns, or for your next wedding, elopement, event, or family gathering. In 2018 RK launched a new commercial photographic project, find out more at www.akadventurephotos.com.
Ralph’s grandfather was in the Pacific arena as a photographic specialist for the US Navy during WWII and went on to be a photographer, artist and investigative reporter. Ralph grew up spending his holidays helping his grandfather out in the dark room.