Portrait of photographer Keith Dotson

Keith Dotson is a contemporary photographer living in Nashville, Tennessee. Specializing in black and white photography, his favorite subjects include landscapes, cityscapes, and abstractions from nature. He is especially drawn to historic places, old houses, and gloomy days.


Keith's photographs have been exhibited in Los Angeles, New York, Austin, Nashville, Minneapolis, Toronto, Madison (WI), and Knoxville (TN).


In addition to private collections across the US, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia, photographs by Keith Dotson can be found on the walls of major hotels, financial services firms, high tech companies, universities, and fine restaurants. One of his landscape photos even went on a European tour as a stage backdrop with a Danish singer.

TV and Films

Keith Dotson’s photos made their silver screen debut in the 2016 holiday movie Why Him?, starring James Franco and Bryan Cranston. His work can also be seen as set decor on the walls of TV shows like Grey’s AnatomyMelissa and JoeyThe Mindy ProjectModern Family, Gossip Girl, and Lady Dynamite, among others

Personal details

Keith Dotson is a parent, a tree hugger, a restless spirit, and a traveler. He is a former art and design teacher, advertising creative director, and a military veteran. Originally from Texas, he holds a BA from St. Edward’s University in Austin and also studied art in Houston. He practiced and explored various art mediums, from painting to printmaking, before he discovered his true artistic passion in photography.

He currently resides in the exciting Nashville area, where he enjoys the city’s live music scene, good southern cooking, and nature’s beauty in all four seasons.