Born on the north shore of Massachusetts and raised on a steady diet of punk shows, skate and snowboarding videos, coffee, road trips and Kerouac books.... At 18 Kealan Shilling hit the Road.
Armed with a simple 35mm camera, Kealan began to seek out moments that would define and capture the beauty he saw in the individuals around him. These days, he still shoots mostly film, as it keeps him closer to the true process of being a photographer.
Currently based in L.A., Kealan shoots for a variety of publications, and works closely with select brands. Recently his photography has become more directed, but with the same aim in mind: to capture moments of purity and tell stories through his work.
ROXY / CONVERSE / SONY MUSIC / IKEA / INSIGHT 51 / PELIGROSO TEQUILLA / BILLABONG / POLER / HERSCHEL SUPPLY / BURTON / NEFF / COMUNE / HOLDEN OUTERWEAR / WONDERLAND SUN / SALLY LAPOINTE / BLACK ROSE / KORDUROY TV / SCHLITZ BEER / SABRE / ARBOR COLLECTIVE / ASHBURY EYEWEAR / TOKYO MILK / LOLLIA / LOVE & TOAST / SOLDIER DESIGN / SPRING BREAK SNOWBOARDS / CAPITA SNOWBOARDS
DESILLUSION / MONSTER CHILDREN / FADER / HUCK / FOAM SYMMETRY / VOGUE ITALIA / NEXTDOOR MODEL / LATER / LIVE FAST / TRANSWORLD SNOWBOARDING / SNOWBOARDER / DEFEATED / LAMONO / ANIMALS / TAKE / METHOD / REASON / FREQUENCY / ACT / PLEASURE / BEACH BROTHER / SNOWBOARD MAG / BLISS/ STANDUP PADDLE JOURNA
In Search of Dean Petty
No place like home. After giving up on the ‘Californian Dream’, Dean Petty returned east to the tight-knit scene of Cow Bay, Nova Scotia, a place he grew to love growing up. Desillusion Magazine presents ‘In Search of Dean Petty’, an exclusive short film by wild photographer Kealan Shilling. Shot entirely on Kodak Tri-X Super 8.