About Kingdom California

At its heart, Kingdom California is an ongoing photography project dedicated to celebrating the amazing natural diversity of the Golden State. My goal is to create one of the most significant, stylistically cohesive bodies of work documenting California’s natural world, from the waves pounding its coastal bluffs, to its ancient, old-growth redwood forests, to the barren granite peaks of the high country, to its vibrant, painted deserts.

This, I expect, will take decades.

What you see here, in the form of this website, is a space where I can share my work now rather than later, and as I see fit, free from the constraints of other platforms. Think of it as a digital photography book (though I hope there will one day be a physical edition), here to ignite a love and deference of nature in others, inspired by the ultimate muse herself, California.

But that’s just the beginning. Kingdom California is already evolving, and you can expect essays, photo narratives, short video documentaries and original journalism in the not-so-distant future — always with an emphasis on quality over quantity. I’m especially interested in working with California-based nonprofits to tell successful stories of land, water and wildlife conservation, as well as climate-change mitigation. Exposing environmental threats will also be high on the agenda.

I could go on and on about what I hope Kingdom California becomes — believe me, there are plenty more ideas and perhaps not-so-well-laid plans floating around in my head — but it’s time to get to work. Keep an eye on this site. It will grow slowly, quietly and out of view, like a seed sprouting beneath the soil, before it cracks through the surface and one day yields something significant, or so I hope.

About Kingdom California

At its heart, Kingdom California is an ongoing photography project dedicated to celebrating the amazing natural diversity of the Golden State. My goal is to create one of the most significant, stylistically cohesive bodies of work documenting California’s natural world, from the waves pounding its coastal bluffs, to its ancient, old-growth redwood forests, to the barren granite peaks of the high country, to its vibrant, painted deserts.

This, I expect, will take decades.

What you see here, in the form of this website, is a space where I can share my work now rather than later, and as I see fit, free from the constraints of other platforms. Think of it as a digital photography book (though I hope there will one day be a physical edition), here to ignite a love and deference of nature in others, inspired by the ultimate muse herself, California.

But that’s just the beginning. Kingdom California is already evolving, and you can expect essays, photo narratives, short video documentaries and original journalism in the not-so-distant future — always with an emphasis on quality over quantity. I’m especially interested in working with California-based nonprofits to tell successful stories of land, water and wildlife conservation, as well as climate-change mitigation. Exposing environmental threats will also be high on the agenda.

I could go on and on about what I hope Kingdom California becomes — believe me, there are plenty more ideas and perhaps not-so-well-laid plans floating around in my head — but it’s time to get to work. Keep an eye on this site. It will grow slowly, quietly and out of view, like a seed sprouting beneath the soil, before it cracks through the surface and one day yields something significant, or so I hope.

About Brian Klonoski

Having worked in journalism, online media and marketing as a photographer, writer, editor, web developer, and social media manager (among other roles), Kingdom California combines my skills and background with my passion for the outdoors, especially California’s wildest places.

In the past, I worked as Editor-in-Chief (and was the first employee) at RYOT, a successful, socially-conscious digital media startup that was eventually purchased by AOL. I also spent time at Leaf Group (then called Demand Media), managing editorial production at some of the largest web properties in the world. Currently, I’m the Content Marketing Manager at Good Eggs in San Francisco, where I’m helping restore local food systems and telling stories about responsible, sustainably sourced food that has the power to be a force for good.

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