Keoki Flagg

Keoki Flagg is an award winning, internationally published fine art photographer based in Tahoe. One of the premier nature, outdoor sports and adventure photographers, he has worked all over the world’s top extreme creating images for many Fortune 500 corporations, including Disney and VISA, and the California and New Zealand Tourist Boards, the Discovery Channel, ESPN and Warren Miller Films, and Audubon, National Geographic Adventure, Archeology, Sunset, Men’s Journal, Outside, and Ski & Skiing Magazines.

Born and raised in Hawaii, Keoki spent parts of his childhood living in Europe and globe-hopping with his family. This imbedded in him a multicultural orientation and a lust for travel and adventure. He completed his formal education in fine art at Connecticut College and explored the interlacing relationships of form and function in sculpture, mixed-media and photography.

In 2003 he established Gallery Keoki, specializing in the modern masters, Picasso, Chagall, Calder, Miro, Dali, and other acclaimed international artists working in a wide range of media. In The Village at Squaw Valley and online at, the gallery now focuses on Keoki’s work; he remains its Managing Partner and resident artist.

“It obviously absolutely matters where I am, who I’m with and what I’m doing, that’s why I go to such lengths at the far ends of the Earth, but, no matter, if I interpret my experiences with an original perspective and relevance, that’s how and when my art is born. At my best, I strive to capture and to convey evanescence for eternity in a way that is unique and ephemeral, yet universal and, somehow, timeless, tangible and real.”

Keoki is the recipient of numerous accolades, including the 2001 Banff International Photography Competition, the KT Award, the Captain John Noel Award, and he was named the North Lake Tahoe 2012 Citizen of the Year.