Dax Kuehn
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Join:10 Jul 2009
Last:12 Dec 2011

About Me

http://www.daxphotography.com (dedicated site)

In my life the balance that exists between art and medicine lies within the subject matter. The human form has long since been the focus of the medical realm, but it has also become the center of my artistic vision. Throughout my life I have always viewed the human body with a sense of reverence and awe, which has translated into a passion to explore all aspects there within. Through this quest I have not only acquired a greater appreciation of how the human body functions, but also learned that bodies are more than just organs and a series of chemical reactions. I came to the realization that there is no deeper way of understanding the human body than to be a patient or clinician, and no deeper way of understanding the human consciousness than to be an artist. Subsequently, the human form invariably is the focus of my work in the medical realm and permeates my work as a fine art nude photographer.


Dax was born and raised in Missoula, Montana, where he graduated from the University of Montana with degrees in Human Biology and Fine Art Photography. Despite his youthful appearance, Dax has utilized his natural talent behind the lens and background in medicine to achieve unprecedented success in the field of fine art nude photography. He has been awarded a multitude of solo and group exhibitions throughout the country. In 2000, he received the Geoff Pitchford Art Achievement Award. In 2002-3, he accepted a position to teach photography for the University of Montana Experimental College. In 2003, he was up for a Guggenheim Fellowship and named one of the 50 best fine art nude photographers in the world. Today he is the Digital Imaging Buyerfor the entire Vann's Coporation, has two traveling national exhibitions, and is up for a faculty position at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography.