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About me

I was fortunate enough to have had a very multicultural upbringing and many diverse experiences in my young life. I was born in Taiwan and raised on the Navajo Nation in Arizona as part of a biracial household. As a child, I spent summers enduring the monsoons of the tropics and running around barefoot in the deserts of the southwest.
As I grew older, I was able to take part in academic programs in the northeast and abroad.

It is perhaps because of these varied experiences that I am plagued by an insatiable wanderlust. I had a passport and took my first cross-oceanic flight by the time I was 10 months old. I have visited and photographed in 28 countries and still feel like I'm just getting started.

Photography is my way of bringing the world home with me.

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Gear

I shoot primarily with a Nikon D800 and have an arsenal of lenses to accompany it. The lenses I carry with me most often are the 50mm 1.4 and the 14-24mm 2.8. I do 99% of my post-processing with Lightroom and the remainder in Photoshop.

I have also taken up medium format film photography and my camera of choice is a Hasselblad 500c with a 80mm 2.8 lens.

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Why Penelope's Loom?

The name Penelope's Loom is derived from Homer's Odyssey. In the story, Odysseus' wife, Penelope, staves off the advances of hopeful suitors by telling them that she will choose one to marry as soon as she finishes weaving a burial shroud for her ailing father-in-law, Laertes. She spends each day at her loom weaving and at night, she returns to undo what she has done during the day so that she never completes her project.

To me, Penelope's process of creating, unraveling, and then re-creating distills the essence of the artistic process. As artists, we are constantly creating work, examining and deconstructing our creations, and then creating more based on what we've learned. The artistic process is ever-evolving and never complete.

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    Madhu_Reddy says:

    "What can I say except I wish I could borrow some of her talent. I have seen how her work has changed over time. I admire her learning and teaching ability the most...that she constantly is on the move with her camera. Her confidence in portraying her subjects is inspiring . Above all dear friend she is too :-) -thank you flickr for that."

    18th August, 2009

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    *linda (no longer using this account) says:

    "Pei is just brilliant. Her work is astounding and she is one of the most talented photographers I have come across. Her creativity and talent are such an inspiration to me.

    Pei, you rock!

    :)"

    16th June, 2009

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    ladder_711 says:

    "Her aesthetic is incredible and her sense of capturing what is real in a moment is a never ending wealth of inspiration for me.

    She is inventive, imaginative, skilled and exceptional. I would trust Pei with my most serious of photo assignments and the most important very often being that of the wedding of two lovers who wish to document their new magical lives together.

    She is reliable, responsible, warm and exceptionally creative. A photographer to be admired and watched for years to come!"

    4th February, 2007

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    MOEVIEW is Aaron Molina says:

    "Penelope is in fact born a monster. Over the years her transformation from a monster inside a humans skin has still to this day baffled scientists. Penelope loves water towers, cold soup and the sound of broken children's toys. She is also an amazing photographer. Keep up the good work Penelope."

    5th February, 2007

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    * rel. says:

    "a stunning vision pervades
    her aesthetic shell.
    a magic flair she weaves
    instrinsic slices of life's
    momentous beauty.

    a witness to her photo aptitude,
    i have been inspired copiously
    by her craft and humanity that
    distinctly dwells thru this loom.

    it is my fortune, to call pei a friend
    and a flickr p.i.c. (partner in crime :)"

    7th October, 2006

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    ~ fernando says:

    "What do people do? Oh, they do many things... sometimes even get married. I think it is a benefit for people to pose for Pei, but I think they do not know this before they do it, only after. That is because they cannot anticipate how Pei is to see them differently than they could imagine. A lot of this comes through hard work behind the scenes, but also rather spontaneously, and that is where Pei excels: she can put those two factors together to show us the world that she sees, that is convenient full of people. It is nice to find out what people do though Pei's camera... just take a peek inside, and you will not see the value of tabloid again :)"

    24th September, 2006

Name:
Pei Ketron
Joined:
December 2004
Hometown:
Tuba City, Arizona
Currently:
San Francisco, USA
I am:
Female
Occupation:
Photographer
Website:
Penelope's Loom
Email:
peiketron [at] yahoo.com