Keeley Bentley


Keeley is a Fine Art photographer based in the North West of England.

As an artist she has always defined herself as such, photography is just the medium that she chooses to use to create her art. Her obscure portraits define her personality as much as the subject she's photographing. Her love for timeworn paintings and long-standing literature, conjures ideas of eccentricity combined with romanticism. 

In Keeley’s pursuit of the perfect picture no demand appears too unreasonable, her outlandish style and sophistication plays on the romantic notions of classic novels. In which she has created a sustainable practice from, from Alice to Lolita, Blackpool to Bavaria. She defines her work as a lucid dream, which sits on the cusp of reality and fantasy of times gone by. 

Her motivation comes from her father whom always wanted to be an artist; yet that was never how things ended up for him. The elements of her fathers love for painting inspired her from when she was young, walking round galleries as a child has inspired her to create a practice that is inspired by childhood memories. To her, the transition to adulthood, which she still feels she is completing aged twenty-six, is something that interferes with life and so challenges this frequently within her work. That liminal zone to which we are both mature and innocent is one that reoccurs through many of Keeley's body of work. 

Keeley currently teaches Photography at Blackpool & the Fylde College, whilst studying an MA in Photography at Manchester School of Art all of which co-inside with her raising an army of cats. 


British Journal of Photography, DRECK magazine, 62nd Floor Analogue Zine, TRIP mag, Shoot Film UK & Inconnu.

Keeley is often invited to talk about her work and has given talks at Redeye Photographic Network, Manchester and Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool to name a few. Please contact her for more information. 

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