Kevin and wife Tonya live in White River Jct., with the "Burky Bunch" consisting of four boys and three girls and ranging in age from 17 down to 3. Kevin was destined to be a railroad photographer after growing up on Railroad Street in Myerstown, PA, just a few short blocks from the Reading Railroad turned Conrail. With the first photos at the age of 6 with a little 110 camera during the changeover from Reading to Conrail, the stage was set for a lengthy tenure in photography.
Having been chauffeured around the country by parents, Ken and Fay, to get train pictures and even occasionally catch a cab ride (back when that wasn't taboo) until hitting the road solo at age 16! Since that time Kevin has racked up more than a million miles in pursuit of photographing the steel-wheeled machines.
Professional photography includes photojournalism and photos in the following magazines: Trains, Railfan & Railroad, Railpace, CTC Board - Railroads Illustrated, Pacific Rail News (now retired...), Diesel Era and others. Commerical photography clients include: Global Partners, LP; LB Foster Co.; Steel Dynamics, Inc.; RailAmerica; Canadian Pacific Railway; Vermont Rail System; Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway; Conrail; Canadian National Railway; State of Vermont, Florida East Coast Railway, CSX, and many others.
Pursuing expanded horizons, Kevin has always been interested in graphic arts and has recently been contacted to create paint schemes for railroads outside the Northeast. In a few short weeks, Kevin's first full locomotive design will be unveiled in Michigan, where he will also be providing the first photos unveiling that scheme and public relations for that company.