“It begins on a small Caribbean island located 1,230 miles North of the Equator.”
This tiny volcanic rock, located in the French West Indies is called Saint Barthélemy AKA St Barth. My name is Keefer and I grew up on this island.
Growing up in St Barth was like growing up on any island. We enjoyed doing things that island kids liked do… we walked around barefoot, went speargun fishing, windsurfing, sailing, surfing and played soccer. However, I also had an interest in the arts. When I was 14 years old I moved to the United States to continue my studies (no high school on the island) and eventually went on to pursue a career in graphic design. After spending over a decade in the United States I wanted to reconnect with nature, the ocean and surf. In 2014 I went on a surf trip to Indonesia with my Caribbean friends, and upon my return I started KEEF studio, which was basically just a platform to create and share colorful, fun tropical things. Today I take pictures, create patterns and other design related Tchotchkes.
The following images are a collection of photographs that I captured in St Barth throughout the years.
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