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Paul Kemiel, from Michigan City, Indiana, has made a 28-year career in photographing high-speed motorsports. It all started in 1978 while he was present at the Formula One Grand Prix auto race in Watkins Glen, New York.
In 1981, Paul attended his first Unlimited Hydroplane and Offshore race in Detroit, Michigan. This ultimately was the beginning of his publishing career, when he sold his pictures of the racing coverages to LAKELAND BOATING Magazine. Kemiel has had his photographs published throughout the USA in various nautical and boatracing magazines and worldwide exposure throughout thirteen foreign countries. Paul has been a regular contributor to the APBA PROPELLER Magazine since 1988. Currently, his photographs appear in; POWERBOAT, PERFORMANCE BOATS, HOT BOAT, MERCURY RACING, SOUNDINGS, and the online magazine, OFFSHORERACING.SE based in Sweden.
Paul is one of the event photographers for the TUNNEL BOAT/CHAMPBOAT series.
"My passion in recording the images of the Unlimited Hydroplanes, Offshore, CHAMPBOAT/tunnel boats and Formula One Grand Prix, is in capturing the subject at it's highest peak of action. Squeezing the camera's shutter release at the "decisive moment', that split second in freezing the boat and propeller out of the water, or, a race car's wheel off the pavement in the apex of the turn."
"I never tire in my commitment to achieve that goal. It is always a challenge. Especially, in the photographing of the Unlimited Hydroplane...the world's fastest race boat and most dangerous "speed" sport. I was "hooked on the hydros" from my very first visit on the Detroit River in 1981."

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Guestbook for Paul Kemiel Photographics
26.Jeff Dieterle(non-registered)
Hi Paul! Just wanted to say hello and to tell you that your website has some great pictures. Good Job! It was a pleasure meeting you again at the St. Clair boat races. I had a good time talking with you about photography. I heard that you got some great shots from the turn at that house you were heading to on Sunday. My friend Jay was at that house and you really impressed him. Small world! I got some great pictures on race day especially my Broadco shots from their VIP party. Awesome shots when the team did a victory lap in from of their fans. Do you have any suggestions about possibly publishing one of my shots in a magazine. I was thinking about trying Powerboat magazine or maybe some other magazine geared to racing or boats. Any suggestions would be helpful. I also want to thank you for helping me with trying to get my Grandfather's photos in the Seattle museum. Thanks for giving me a lead with David Williams. I am going to organize those photos with my Dad and try to send them soon. I would be a great honor to get his photos in the museum.

Can't wait to see you pics from St. Clair. Keep shooting you are doing a great job - I really like what I saw on your website!

Are you going to be at the Port Huron, MI boat races this weekend?

Take Care!
Jeff
25.Brian Stewart(non-registered)
Hi, Paul was good to see you this weekend for the F1 boat races in La Porte.. think we where stalking each other over the weekend.. If by any chance this year for any of the closer races you cover, you could use a extra photographer i would love to work beside ya an learn from an accomplished photographer such as yourself..
24.Jay Hixon(non-registered)
Paul......Good old neighbor of mine! Keep up the good work and thank you for featuring our awesome city and remaining a resident! Now let's go to Madison !
23.Barbara Stahoviak Otto(non-registered)
Enjoyed your exhibit at the Library August 2012. Proud of you! Keep up the great work.
Barb and Chelcie
22.Tana Moore, Propeller editor(non-registered)
Excellent work always; thanks for all the super coverage.
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