Andy Keen: A Passion For Nature, Adventure & The Aurora Borealis

Andy Keen, founder of Aurorahunters and Keen on Adventure

My name is Andy Keen, and I’m a professional nature photographer, Aurora chaser and independent film-maker.

Although I very much enjoy most aspects of photography, I have a specific interest – that being “chasing” and photographing one of our Planet’s most spellbinding natural phenomena, the Aurora Borealis. In fact I’ve spent the past decade doing just that.

I have been extremely fortunate to have witnessed and photographed the “lights” on many occasions, and estimate that I’ve spent easily in excess of 8,000 hours under the them. During this time I’ve accumulated many thousands of images, some of which have been featured in many leading publications around the globe including National Geographic, Sky & Telescope Magazine and the Guardian and Times newspapers, for example. I have also been published on the front page of on a number of occasions, and a selection of my images were included in the best Astronomy pictures of 2012 by the highly regarded Sky & Telescope magazine.

I have also worked alongside the UK’s BBC TV in the making of a TV documentary pertaining to the Northern Light, “Little Stargazing”. The documentary subsequently went on to become runner up in the prestigious BAFTA awards. Moreover, I’ve also assisted both French and Belgian TV on similar projects, as both a contributor and fixer.

In addition to the above, I have also done a great deal of work for Charity. I was the former Chief Executive and Founder of the Neuropathy Trust (1998-2014), which was a UK based registered Charity that provided support and information to people who are affected by peripheral neuropathy and neuropathic pain. The organisation assisted many thousands of people around the world. Moreover, I’ve personally raised in excess of £2 million pounds (Sterling) for charitable purposes.