Ken’s interest in photography started at the age of fifteen in 1990 when he went to spend the summer with his father in San Francisco. His Grandmother had given him a small point and shoot camera to take with him and it was his first camera.
A trip to the United Kingdom in 1994 further cemented Ken’s interest in photography. Further trips over the next couple of years to the United Kingdom, Europe, Central America and New Zealand helped Ken hone his skills as a photographer.
Ken moved to Australia in 2000, and by then had decided that he wanted to become a professional photographer. Ken started Ken Goldstein Photography in June of 2001. From the beginning, Ken had knew that he wanted to work as a freelance photographer and not for someone else.
For the first couple of years, Ken concentrated on building his stock portfolio of Australian wildlife and landscapes. In 2003, Ken started publishing his own range of postcards and calendars throughout the Murray River region of Victoria and New South Wales. Ken also started doing commercial photography assignments around this time and Ken has captured images for numerous clients over the years including Roads and Traffic Authority NSW, Tourism NSW, Tourism Queensland, Peter Lik Publishing, Mercedes Benz Trucks Australia, Audi Australia, Porsche Australia and many others.
Ken moved to North Queensland in 2005 and opened his first gallery in Townsville in 2009. Ken started offering full day private photography workshops in 2010, and over 200 amateur photographers have increased their photographic ability by attending one of Ken’s private workshops.
In 2014, Ken made a radical decision to start capturing images entirely with his iPhone and to stop using DSLR cameras. In 2017, Ken started offering half day group workshops in iPhone Photography as well as iPhone Photography tours to various locations around the world. Over the years, Ken has captured images in thirty-two countries over five continents and the list is growing every year.
Ken currently lives in Townsville, Queensland Australia with his wife, two step kids and his four pet birds.