Photographer Kyle Webb is the new Mesa County Libraries Artist in Residence through April 17. Kyle has extensive experience with photography and digital cameras, and he’s thrilled to have the opportunity to share his knowledge with the community.
Photography is a lifelong pursuit for Kyle, with inspiration from his father’s photo hobby. In school, Kyle’s focus was graphic and industrial design, but photography was always part of his creative expressions. He has worked with digital photography since the medium’s infancy.
Kyle and his wife, Cinda, raised two boys in Irvine, California, where he worked for 25 years as design director and photographer specializing in event, portrait, and architectural photography. He also enjoys Urbex photography (capturing images in deteriorating and abandoned structures) and finding beauty in the forgotten and discarded, particularly with vintage lenses on his digital cameras. And because he’s a car enthusiast, his portfolio includes many automotive images.
In 2018, Kyle and Cinda moved to Grand Junction, their favorite small-town vacation spot. He now works out of his home office as a graphic designer and photographer and is inspired by the textures in the Grand Valley as seen through his vintage lenses. Because of his joy in inspiring others to creatively tell their own stories through photography, he also volunteers in the Mesa County Libraries 970West Studio helping lead photography classes.
As the library’s Artist in Residence, Kyle will host Meet and Greets from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. each Friday through April 14 at the 970West Studio, 502 Ouray Ave. (across from the Central Library), as well as several classes of interest to photography enthusiasts.
Samples of Kyle’s work are available for viewing on his website, kwgrafx.com.
Meet and Greets
- 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays through April 14
Stop by with questions about digital cameras or photography and to view Kyle’s work.
- 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24
Central Library Mesa Community Room, 443 N. 6th St.
Kyle will demystify the world of digital cameras while helping you understand some basic, yet important, photographic principles. If you’re looking for an excuse to move beyond your smartphone, this is the class for you. This class does not require registration.
- 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in the Central Library Mesa Community Room, 443 N. 6th St.
Through his photos of unique textures and environments, Kyle will take us on a brief photographic journey around familiar areas in our town that you may have missed. He’ll share where and why he took these photos, and why (and how) he uses vintage lenses with his digital camera. This class does not require registration.
Teen Time events: Sticker My Picture
- 4-5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at the Fruita Branch Library, 324 N. Coulson St.
- 4-5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, in the Central Library Teen Area, 443 N. 6th St.
Kyle will share simple tips on seeing and photographing unique textures in everyday settings. Use your eye for color and composition to photograph something in or around the library and then print it out as a sticker. Supplies, including use of digital cameras and printer, are provided. Teens 12-18 only, please. These activities do not require registration.