Phil Kember was born in London, England in 1962. He immigrated to the US in the early 1980’s.
Phil was trained as a professional musician, starting in that business at the age of 15. His introduction to photography would not come until the age of 36, when he visited California’s Yosemite National Park for the first time, taking his newly acquired camera along for the ride.
Phil knew immediately that he had found a vocation that would occupy the rest of his life. His love of the outdoors had always been directed to the desert, so it was no surprise to those who new him when he chose Death Valley National Park as his subject.
“There is something completely different about Death Valley, it’s a place like no other. I have had people make the comment to me, that my images look like they were taken on another planet, that tells me that they haven’t seen anything like this, that it is new to them. I want to show the World that Death Valley is a beautiful place”
Phil has dedicated his career solely to recording Death Valley on film.
Phil’s work has been seen in numerous magazines and billboards around the World. Recently the Death Valley Historical Society honored Phil, by asking him to supply images that will be sold in the Death Valley Visitor Center.