Previous Work

The "Florida Safari" series is a fabricated historical account of the past. Over time, facts can be distorted or reinvented to suit the needs of the present. Documentary photographers can manipulate their reporting in such ways as isolating persons in a crowd, choosing selective lighting or a particular lens to demonstrate their own creative visions and versions of history. Through contemporary photographs I create a past that never happened. Emulating the lower technology of early photographic equipment, materials and vision, I present fabrications of exploration and discovery while injecting elements available only through today's computers and advanced cameras and lenses that hint at the false narratives presented.
The “Florida Safari” series is a fabricated historical account of the past. Over time, facts can be distorted or reinvented to suit the needs of the present. Documentary photographers can manipulate their reporting in such ways as isolating persons in a crowd, choosing selective lighting or a particular lens to demonstrate their own creative visions and versions of history. Through contemporary photographs I create a past that never happened. Emulating the lower technology of early photographic equipment, materials and vision, I present fabrications of exploration and discovery while injecting elements available only through today’s computers and advanced cameras and lenses that hint at the false narratives presented.
Photo ©2012 Kenneth E. Hayden, All Rights Reserved.
I made a trip to my boyhood home this past weekend to visit family. You never know what will make an impression on you. This is where we’d burn our trash. It’s taken on different construction, size and shape over time. But the placement and use are still the same 50+ years later. Nostalgic yet strange.
Portal, from Block Series, 2012, Kenneth E. Hayden (photography)
Portal, from Block Series
Trophies, photography, Kenneth Hayden, Louisville, KY USA
Trophies, Louisville, KY, photography

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Show Horses, photography

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Dumpster, photography

Vast Sky, 2009; 12" x 16"; acrylic on canvas
Vast Sky, 2009; 12″ x 16″; acrylic on canvas
Stragglers, 2009; 14" x 11"; acrylic on panel
Stragglers, 2009; 14″ x 11″; acrylic on panel
Self Portrait, 2005, oil on canvas, 12" x 9"
Self Portrait, 2005, oil on canvas, 12″ x 9″
Light in the Eyes, 2004; 12" x 24", diptych; oil, graphite, spray enamel, sgraffitto on canvas and panel
Light in the Eyes, 2004; 12″ x 24″, diptych; oil, graphite, spray enamel, sgraffitto on canvas and panel
Blue Landscape, 2005; oil on canvas, 10" x 8"
Blue Landscape, 2005; oil on canvas, 10″ x 8″
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