McGrath is an acclaimed photographer, recognized for his artistic
talent of capturing the beauty and wonder of the natural world.
Born in 1977 and raised in southeast Michigan, Kevin was introduced
to the wilderness at a young age. He spent eleven years camping
and hiking with the Boy Scouts, achieved the rank of Eagle, and
found much enjoyment in taking pictures of their trips.
In 2000, he graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelors
of Science in Electrical Engineering. He then spent three years
in the heart of tornado alley and graduated with a Masters of
Science in Meteorology from the University of Oklahoma.
His time in Oklahoma allowed ample opportunity to chase storms,
while conducting field research with the Doppler on Wheels (DOW)
mobile radar trucks and also on his own. His wide collection
of severe weather images from the beautiful rolling landscapes
of the prairie is as impressive as it is breathtaking. His time-lapse
video capture of a rotating
severe storm in central Oklahoma has been showcased in a number
of severe weather documentaries, including Nature
Tech: Tornadoes, produced by the History Channel.
In 2003, Kevin and his wife, also a meteorologist, relocated
to the beautiful and isolated island of Kwajalein, in the west
central Pacific Ocean. Here, she worked as a weather forecaster
and he as an IT manager at the weather station providing support
for test missile launches at the US Army Reagan Missile Test Range.
Kevin found a niche on Kwajalein, providing wedding and portrait
photography and event videography services. Please take a moment
to browse through his collection
of work from this unique tropical location. Kevin and Valerie said "goodbye" to the island lifestyle when they moved back to the States in 2007, settling in the Huntsville, Alabama area.
Kevin’s photographic style
is influenced by many, but none more influential than that of
the late and celebrated photographer, Galen
Rowell. Galen pioneered a special brand of participatory wilderness
photography in which the photographer transcends being an observer
with a camera to become an active participant in the image being
photographed. Additional influences include Ansel Adams, Dewitt
Jones, George Lepp, Art Wolfe, and Frans Lanting.