Kevin Friend

Kevin Friend



   172 White Pond Dr, Akron, OH, 44313

I was born and raised in Akron. I moved to Chicago in 1988 and lived near Wrigley Field for about 23 years. I moved back to Akron in 2011. For my job I was able to travel to all parts of the United States. As part of those travels I had the opportunity to walk 100s of miles in and around the cities I visited. As I walk I capture images that most people do not see or pay attention too. I then manipulate and combine these images into an imaginary graffiti mural collage.
In addition, I love capturing all of the natural beauty in the CVNP.
My hope with all of my images is to engage the viewer in such a way that they are transported and forget their troubles at least momentarily. Additionally, each viewing reveals new content that was not seen before.