Kelsey Bumsted


Seattle based Artist For Air Kelsey Bumsted is exploring our human relationship to nature - believing that the closer we can bridge our gap, the more stewards to environmental protection we can create. Intentionally integrating sensory details and framing personal perspective, Kelsey’s work helps people imagine themselves inside of the photograph or feel inspired enough to go out and become part of the story.

Photography was once a hobby but has evolved into how she sees the world. Constantly amazed by what others might find simple - adding emotion based on context, light, and angle.  As Kelsey says, “I don't always find it easy to explain but know how to make it feel.”

Growing up in a small town in New Hampshire with an itch at a young age to see the world gave her a curiosity combined with a desire to make an impact, inspiring her to join the Peace Corps with the intention of studying Public Health following her service. Surprised, she found herself  more intrigued by and overwhelmed with the love of culture, anthropology, eco-tourism, nature, and  storytelling. Living in a tiny, remote village allowed for copious downtime. She  applied her love of marketing, design, and photography into every project she could.

“This incredible time of growth and exploration has turned me into the person I am today.”


Instagram: @kelseybum

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