Kenneth Graff’s interest in photography began more than 50 years ago as a hobby. His first job as a photographer was for a portrait studio doing in-home portraits in New York City. His next job was staff photographer for the District Attorney of New York County. The next stop on Ken’s photographic career was staff photographer for a Fortune 100 corporation, a job that lasted more than three decades and took him to every continent throughout the world, from Armenia to Zimbabwe. As manager of photography for Union Carbide Corporation, Ken’s duties included supervising a full-service photo lab and a photographic staff. At the peak of the business there were a staff of 6 people including photographers and lab technicians. After over 30 years at that position, Ken decided to retire. But retirement did not mean putting down the camera - it meant picking up the computer and exploring digital fine art printmaking. Ken purchased a 24 inch inkjet printer in 1997 and, working with his images in Corel Painter and Photoshop, created and sold many limited edition prints. He was approached by a start-up company with an Iris printer to run their business of digital fine art reproduction. With a photo lab and computer background, it was a good combination.
He has been a speaker at photographic and computer groups throughout the country, showing the advantages of digital imaging. He has been the digital imaging SIG leader for the Danbury Area Computer Society for over twenty years. He has volunteered at The Danbury Senior Net Teaching Seniors how to use the new technology. He has given classes at the Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield Senior Center and Foothills Adult & Continuing Education where he teaches artists and hobbyist the art of digital imaging.He is a photographic contributor to numerous Stock Photo Houses such as I Stock Photo and he continues to produce his own “brand” of artwork, a combination of photography and digital manipulation he calls “Graffic Illusions.”
He is currently living in Florida and continues to volunteer within the community. He is president of the community computer club with a membership of over 200 people. The organizer of a local camera club with a mailing list of 50 plus and the photo editor of the local newspaper