Keith Conforti works professionally as a photographer, graphic designer and college professor. He teaches classes and workshops on both disciplines.
His visual style relies heavily on composition, honed by his years as a graphic designer, to create order out of nature’s chaos. His photos possess a silent dignity and structure that presents his subjects simply and honestly.
Today, Keith photographs all across the country. His interest is discovering abandoned and shuttered locations that have historic pasts with meaningful stories and captivating beauty (usually created by decades of neglect and decay). He has photographed asylums, prisons, theaters, shipyards, hospitals, schools, mill complexes, and just about any other location that offers a glimpse into a forgotten past. Each place has a story to share about its former purpose and how time, nature and neglect have conspired to transform it.
Keith’s fine art photography has garnered recognition and numerous awards from the South Shore Art Center, North River Arts Society, Hull Artists, Griffin Museum of Photography, Weymouth Arts Association, SE Center for Photography in Greenville, South Carolina, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the Department of Conservation and Recreation. His commercial work has been published in the Cohasset Mariner and South Shore Living magazine.