Photographer Kevin W. Banker was born in 1961. As a child, Banker was fascinated by films and the cinematography of the time. Banker also began to doodle a lot and was encouraged to pursue the arts. Then, in his early 20’s, Banker discovered photography. As his photography skills improved, Banker was often asked to take photos of weddings. Banker attended the New York Institute of Photography, where he learned how to see the world through the eyes of a professional photographer. He learned the three fundamental guidelines to follow to make every photo a great photograph and studied everything from lighting to composition, as well as how to use the most modern DSLR cameras. Because of his studies, in September 2016, Banker received a Certificate of Graduation in 'The Complete Course in Professional Photography'. Banker continued his education with the New York Institute of Photography by enrolling in the Storytelling & Basic Filmmaking course where he learned the art of storytelling through the creation of video. First by developing the eye of a videographer, then by learning the different components involved in achieving effective audio & lighting, along with the importance of developing a plotline to formulate an engaging and compelling story and finally, wrapping it all up with effective editing and exporting to various formats for distribution or screening. In January 2018, Banker received a Certificate of Graduation in 'Video Making and Storytelling'. Today Banker no longer does weddings. He is a celebrated and respected nature photographer who has won many peer awards. He has honed his own unique style and is being collected worldwide. The wonder and beauty of Bankers work connects with people and it seems to have something to do with his process. 'The process is very serene and peaceful', said Banker. 'Capturing the incredible specimens on our planet is very satisfying to me.' Banker also went on to say, 'If my work makes people feel as if they are in nature, then imagine how I feel, actually being in it that incredible moment, and the extraordinary memories I cherish of capturing each image. This is why I do what I do.'