Ken Hayden

Miami Beach, FL, Architectural/Interior Design Photographer

Ken Hayden, architectural and design photographer

The path photographer Ken Hayden traveled to become an editorial darling was an organic one. When the Ohio native moved to London to study photography at the age of 30, the interior designers commissioning him to photograph their projects quickly landed him in a number of European magazines, including Architectural Digest in Germany, France and Russia. These early successes were signs that designers and architects hiring him to photograph their projects would remain a robust segment of his highly successful business.

Often asked by some of the world’s most lauded hotels, resorts, spas and travel destinations to photograph their properties, Hayden finds himself traveling the globe to shoot venues owned by the Aman Resorts and the Taj Group of hotels, resorts and palaces, among others. Hayden has photographed 18 of the 25 resorts owned by Aman worldwide, an enviable recall rate amongst his photography colleagues. Professional designers and architects in his portfolio read like a who’s who of iconic insiders, such as Nadja Swarovski, and AD 100 designers Jennifer Post, Juan Montoya, Terry Hunziker, David Kleinberg, Thad Hayes and Jean-Louis Deniot.

Hayden has continued his editorial career in the midst of a heavy docket of commissions, shooting interiors for an A-list of luxury shelter and lifestyle publications that include Architectural Digest (U.S.), Interior Design, The New York Times, House Beautiful, Metropolitan Home, Wallpaper and Luxe. Book credits include Classic Chic, which he photographed for Jacqui Small Publishing; and his images are included within the pages of Bachelor Style, Taschen’s Great Escapes Asia, Sarasota Modern and Four Florida Moderns. Trading his UK home base for the hip enclave of South Beach, the member of the American Society of Media Photographers would be an avid globetrotter even if he weren’t on the go for his career. One look at his blog proves that even when he’s on assignment he finds time to roam with his camera, amassing a remarkable cache of fine art images that capture historic sites, cultural contexts and breathtaking natural beauty with the same emotionality that makes his interiors photography so powerful. Imagine our excitement when he agreed to be a Global Lighting tastemaker, selecting Johan Carpner’s Beam Pendant as his favorite in our collections!

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