Kraig Haplea was born and raised in the Ohio area. His background is in television news, however he has also been involved in documentary, biography, training, fund raising and commercial productions. His career spans over two decades in producing quality visual elements. After graduating Miami University with a B.S. in Mass Communications, Kraig moved from Oxford to Idaho Falls, to work at KIFI, then back to Dayton to work for WKEF.
His first substantial career break came in Charleston, South Carolina at the CBS affiliate...WCSC. He was named Chief Photographer after only 1 year on the job. Six years later he was lured back to Ohio with a job offer at WKRC in Cincinnati. Moving ahead another 5 years, he co-founded the successful production company I & Eye Productions. Kraig's career has also garnered him several prestigious awards. One of these includes a Peabody Award for his editing of a Hurricane Hugo special in Charleston, South Carolina. He also brought home a George Polk Award for that same project. Both awards were given on a national stage. With over a dozen AP and UPI awards, a Communicator Award and a Gabriel Award, his work has been showcased worldwide. In 1999, he received the honor of being named Ohio's Best News Photographer by AP. These are only some of the most notable recognitions Mr. Haplea has received, but there are many others.
Now, he has ventured out again to begin, what he feels, his greatest adventure to date...Visual Justice and OutOfSightImages.com.