About Ken Boyd has been an enthusiastic and award-winning photographer and writer for over four decades. He taught photography courses at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Samford University for more than 23 years on subjects ranging from traditional darkroom methods and vintage 19th century photographic processes to creative digital techniques. In 2011, the Shades Valley Camera Club recognized Ken with the “Master of Photography” distinction. He and his wife, Dori, live in Hoover, Alabama. Beginning with the new millennium, he embraced and participated fully in the transformation of photographic imaging from film and the wet darkroom to digital capture and the computer. Ken’s photography is often idealized, painterly and romanticized. His approach to photography is simple – a clean, orderly and optimistic representation for every image. He is fascinated with history, especially mechanical history. Since the late 1970s, he has researched, visited and photographed locomotives, watermills and other historical subjects from across the United States, Canada and Europe. Work to compile his extensive collection of photographs and interesting factual information has been in progress for many years. Ken’s work, techniques and reviews have been published in numerous magazines and journals. In 2014, Ken published through Voyageur Press (Quartos Group) a popular and internationally distributed book entitled The Art of the Locomotive. His new book on historic locomotives from Kalmbach Books will be available through book sellers worldwide beginning in the fall of 2018. His third major book, the first fine-art book on historic watermills, is currently at the University of Alabama Press for release by early 2019.