About Lita Xú Líng Kelley

About Photographer & Artist Lita Xú Líng Kelley



Lita Kelley is a professional photographer and artist, based in Beverly, Massachusetts on the North
Shore of Boston.   As a photographer she specializes in high end portrait, fashion  & model photography.

After studying art, photography, & film and video production at the University of Massachusetts, Boston pursuing her BFA in art, Lita has been creating beautiful photographs & works of fine art for over 27 years.

In addition to photography, Lita has also worked professionally in television studios and broadcast news for 7 years, as well as 6 yrs working as a model.

As a devout Buddhist, Lita practices daily in the Soto Zen lineage of Shunryu Suzuki, at Zen Center North Shore, in Beverly, Massachusetts, where she is lay ordained.  She's been studying and practicing Buddhism in various traditions and lineages since she was 19yrs old, Lita finds the creative process to be a meditative & healing practice that brings joy to herself and others.

As a Zen photographer, Lita is fully present in each moment, completely aware & mindful of every little detail.  She has an intuitive ability to connect with her subjects, making anyone feel comfortable and relaxed in order to capture their true essence, which helps bring out their personality and emotions.  Her vibrant personality is full of patience, compassion and a sense of humor

 Lita has three daughters, and a labrabull named Naiki-kyo. She is transgender, non binary, and lives in Beverly,Massachusetts with her youngest daughter Julia.

As an artist, Lita's art work is primarily Buddhist in nature. She has been painting and creating original art since she was a child  You can check out her art here.
 
 In addition to being a Buddhist, artist & photographer, she is also a practitioner of herbal, Chinese, Mongolian, Tibetan, Native American & Ayurvedic medicines. During the warm seasons, she is often in the wild foraging for wild edible & medicinal plants.

Her other interests include the study of Asian languages, art, history, culture, mythology, folklore, religion & philosophy. In addition to studying Buddhism, Lita has also studied Taoism, Hinduism, Shintoism, Bon, & Confucianism to name a  few.

Art & photography is her sole livelihood and she relies on clients, sales & commissions to pay her bills and take care of her family.