Starting his journey at the age of 13, Shay was heavily influenced by his mother who was a fashio buyer for large-scale textile / fashion houses in the late 1980s. This is indeed a case of nurture over nature as he was brought into the visual world of Fashion photography at a very young age.
Since then he has amassed a loyal following of both fans and collaborators that admire work. He describes his work as clean, and in a recent interview with Solstice Magazine, he said "I’m not the kind of photographer who takes thousands of photos per session, I prefer to delve into the character and the guidelines and through communication with my crew we create the story." Shay Kedem sees no boundaries to his work. Every session is an opportunity to discover new elements of human existence: a new story to be told, a new desire to fulfill.