Photographer Spotlight with Derek Kettela

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Derek Kettella is one of those photographers that can create a photograph that is much more than something to be glanced at and tossed to the side.

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Instead, Derek’s photographs are ones that will make you want to linger on them for as long as possible.

There’s an art to his work, and it is more than fashion photographs too.

Although Derek began his career snapping action sports, he later moved from Canada to New York City where he took up fashion photography.

Since then, he has snapped images for magazines around the globe, from US Vogue to Glamour Italy to Harper’s Bazaar China, and has worked with a slew of fashion brands, from Anthropologie to Bloomingdale’s to Theory.

Let’s begin this edition of Otter Photographer Spotlight by sharing with you some of our fav images…

We didn’t think the ocean could look any more majestic, until we saw this image…

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This photo takes us to State Route One, cruising in a vintage car along California’s coastline…

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You know we love ourselves a good Airstream shot!

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Let’s change the mood a bit and look at some images of models, which really speak for themselves.

Lily Aldridge wearing Versace

Irina Shayk enjoying some Mexican sunshine…

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Emily Ratajkowski striking a pose…

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The face!

The one and only Christy Turlington Burns

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To wrap up this Photographer Spotlight series, we’ll leave you with an iconic setting – our beautiful New York City

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Be sure to check out Derek’s Instagram @derekkettela for some more Otterlicious snaps.

In case you missed it, be sure to check out Jody Pachniuk, who was featured in our last installment of our Otter Photographer series.