Hi there! My name is Hannah Keyes, and I am an author, artist, and photographer. I enjoy writing and illustrating children’s books, as well as writing novels and short stories for people of all ages. Additionally, I have been a photographer for 10 years. My roots are in black and white film photography and darkroom work, but I have since expanded into digital as well.
In both my writing and art/photography, the beauty of the natural world has always inspired me. Perhaps J.R.R. Tolkien sums this up better in his words: “If you really want to know what Middle-Earth is based on, it’s my wonder and delight in the earth as it is, particularly the natural earth.” Thus is much of my photography of wildlife and nature. But again, in the words of Tolkien, “there is a part of man which is not ‘Nature,’” and is thereby, “wholly unsatisfied by it.” The beauty and grandeur of churches and holy sites is too a source of inspiration. Though seemingly quite different, these two subjects share many similarities. The beauty of creation reflects and points to the glory of God, and through churches and holy sites man seeks to give glory to God. Together, these two subject areas make up the main focus of my photography.