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Keith Lazelle

Keith Lazelle is enchanted with oriental aesthetics, with haiku, with Zen. It was a book of photographic translations of Basho’s haiku, from the 18th century, that led him into photography.

Lazelle was born and raised in Washington State and today, he and his wife, Jane Hall – who acts as his agent – live on Dabob Bay near Quilcene, Washington on the Olympic Peninsula. For 25 years, he has been working with a wide variety of clients, including: Audubon, Alaska Airlines Magazine, Cascade Land Conservancy, Coldwater Creek, Delta Sky Magazine, Eddie Bauer, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Key Bank, NBBJ Architects, Microsoft, Mt. Hood Medical Center, Outside Magazine, Rand-McNally, Safeco Insurance, Seattle City Light, Seattle Opera, Seattle Space Needle, Swedish Hospital, The Nature Conservancy, University of Puget Sound and Woodland Park Zoo.

Keith was recently commissioned by Hoh River Trust to photograph 60 miles of the beautiful Hoh River on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula in four seasons, from it’s headwaters on Mt. Olympus, to the ocean. This resulted in the publication of a book, “Fast Moving Water”, along with an exhibit that is traveling around Washington State through 2010, sponsored by the University of Washington’s Burke Museum of Natural History.