Award-Winning Portrait & Editorial Photographer
I’m Kenneth Wajda. Hi. I’m a portrait & editorial photographer with clients in Denver and Los Angeles, plus national clients throughout the U.S. I’ve been a professional photographer for over 30 years, beginning my career as a photojournalist for a daily newspaper in New Jersey.
The only photograph that matters now is the one I make for you, your publication or company, to tell your story, capture your personality, promote your brand or to increase your bottom line.
I believe in delivering 150%, on-time and above expectations, and working with respect and professionalism, and a bit of fun. I look forward to meeting and working with you on your projects.
Associated Press (AP), Denver Post, Boulder Daily Camera, Longmont Times-Call, Lyons Recorder, Redstone Review, The Colorado Sun, Colorado Activities Center.
Member of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) and the Colorado Press Association.
American Cable Association, Zimmer Biomet, WhiteWave/Silk, Mosaic Marketing, U.S. Air National Guard, U.S. Air Force, Lyons Fire Protection District, C2HR/CTHRA, National Beer Wholesalers Association, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, PSC Nuclear/Engineered Rigging, Docketly, Good Feet, Quality Assurance Associates, Don Eastburn & Associates, American Homestead Meats, M.L Herrmann Productions, Roe Moore Productions, Knowledge Center Enterprises, Whole Foods, Centura Health, Spirit Hound Distillers, Altitude Arts.
Curriculum Vitae – Download PDF
(b. 1964, USA)
Currently works in Los Angeles, California & Boulder, Colorado.
In addition to commercial photography, I am a fine art photographer creating documentary photo projects and stories for gallery/museum exhibits, online publishing and book projects. My photographs have been published on book covers, web sites, magazines, and collected by private and corporate art collectors.
1985-86 – Studied with Thierry Pathé, New York University, New York NY
2019 – Group Exhibition, Lucie Foundation Analog Portrait Project, Los Angeles CA
2019 – Group Exhibition, The Big Picture, Month of Photography, Denver CO
2019 – Solo Exhibition, Boulder Parks ’18, North Boulder Recreation Center, Boulder CO
2019 – Solo Exhibition, The Wise Photo Project, Longmont Senior Center, Longmont CO
2018 – Solo Exhibition, Boulder Parks ’18, Amante Coffee, Boulder CO
2018 – Group Exhibition – Gala Celebration, Fine Art Center, Colorado Springs, CO
2018 – Solo Exhibition, Boulder Parks ’18, East Boulder Community Center, Boulder CO
2017 – Group Exhibition, Professional/Commercial, Lyons Town Hall, Lyons CO
2016 – Solo Exhibition, Music Town, Gatherings of a Lifetime, Lyons CO
2014 – Solo Exhibition, The Flood of 2013, Lyons Town Hall, Lyons CO
2018 – Roy Stryker, a U.S. Documentary Photography Project
2017 – Life in the Street: Colorado Faces
2017 – The Lennard Family: Thanksgiving Blessings
2014 – I Am Lyons Colorado
2013 – Lyons: Flood of 2013 – A Town Becomes a Family
Corporate collection, The Cable Center, Denver CO
Corporate collection, American Cable Association, Pittsburgh PA
Private collection, Broomfield CO
Private collection, Neshaminy PA
2019 – “Diptychs” – Paired Fine Art Life Studies
2018 – “Titans of Colorado” – Portrait Documentary
2018 – “What Are You Famous For?” – Social Documentary
2017 – “Roy Stryker, Introducing America to Americans” – Documentary
2016 – “The Wise Photo Project” – Portrait Documentary
2016 – “Słodki Ziemniak, Kuszący” – Private Commission
2010 – “Colorado Faces” – Urban Life Documentary
2019 – “Family Portraits to Live With” – Analog Cafe
2017 – “National Photography Project Seeks to Show Americans America” – Boulder Weekly
2017 – “Colorado photographer’s Project Focuses on Ordinary America” – Colorado Springs Gazette
2016-present – “6×6 Portraits” – Essays on Photography
2014-Present – Fine Art Photographer, Boulder CO
2001-Present – Editorial, Commercial, Advertising Photographer, Boulder/Denver CO
1987-2001 – Staff Photographer, The Times of Trenton, Trenton NJ
2014-2017 – Photography Instructor, Lyons Photography Art Center, Lyons CO
2001-2017 – Nature Wildlife Photo Workshop, Estes Park, CO and Westcliffe CO
1984-1986 – Continuing Education, Basic Photography Techniques, Bensalem High School, Bensalem, PA
2019 - Lyons Historical Society, Preserving/Restoring Vintage Photographs, Lyons CO
2019 - Evergreen Camera Club, Urban Documentary Photography, Evergreen CO
2018 – Lyons Historical Society, Photography in the 19th Century, Lyons CO
2018 – St. Vrain Photographic Society, Urban Documentary Photography, Longmont CO
2017 – Frasier Meadows, Urban Documentary Photography, Boulder CO
2012-Present – Kenneth Wajda’s Inspiring Photo Talks, YouTube
2019 – Missouri Press Association, Missouri Better Newspaper Contest, Columbia MO
2018 – Minnesota Newspaper Association, Better Newspaper Contest, Minneapolis MN
2018 – St. Vrain Photographic Society, Longmont CO
2017 – Boulder County Fair Photography Exhibit, Boulder CO