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515 Gallery “Junk It” Show

Huge thanks to the 515 Gallery and everyone who came to the 515’s “Junk It” show today! We sold 8 of the 14 metal prints on display. These images will be on display along with Ian Humphres “Junk It Frog” sculpture until late October 2013. The 515 Gallery is open from 11am-4pm on Saturdays and is located in downtown Clare next to Cops and Doughnuts.

 



New Personal Work with Belly Dancer Cassi

Huge thanks to my amazing model Cassi for posing for some belly dancing shots in Mount Pleasant a few weeks ago! To see more from the shoot check out this Animoto slide show of the best image. Special thanks to Rhode Island based folk rock band Torn Shorts for the music.

 

 



Portraits and Still Lives featured in 515 Gallery’s “Junk It” show on August 17th

Join me from 6-8pm on August 17th at the 515 Gallery’s “Junk It” opening in Clare, Mi to see my latest still life and portrait work along with artist Ian Humphres latest sculpture! I’ve had a great time working on this new series this last month! Here’s a sample of some of the work on display.



New Personal Work, Upcoming Show at Clare’s 515 Gallery, and Coverage in Local Newspapers

This has been busy week with a lot of new updates!

To start, huge thanks to Ciara for modeling for some new images last week! We had a bunch of fun shooting at one of my favorite locations Dow Gardens and in downtown Clare for some edgy night scenes.

Secondly, Clare’s 515 Gallery will be featuring some of my work in there upcoming show titled “Junk It” on August 17th from 6pm-8pm. I’ve spend a few days this week photographing new work for this series.

Lastly, another big thanks goes out to the Clare County Review, Gladwin County Record, and Beaverton Clarion for including my press release in this week’s paper!

 



Officially Back in Michigan!

Ryan Watkins Photography is now officially back and fully functioning in Michigan! Huge thanks to my friends Danielle and Ciara who modeled for some shoots this week. More images from these shoots will be up by next weekend. Check back next Saturday night for more new images!



Helping Hands Monkey Helpers for the Disabled

I was very blessed to have the opportunity to work with Helping Hands Monkey Helpers for the Disabled a few weeks ago! Helping Hands is a non-profit organization based outside of Boston, Ma which trains capuchin monkeys to do various tasks for mobility impaired individuals. I got to spend time with some amazing people who’ve worked there for several years. They had me photograph three monkeys who performed various tasks like feeding, turning on and off light switches, turning book and magazine pages, fetching and throwing out objects, and opening refrigerator doors. If you know of someone who could benefit from having a Monkey Helper or if your interested in donating to Helping Hands please visit there website www.monkeyhelpers.org. 

 



Debra from the Lonesome Sisters

I had a great time shooting with my neighbor Debra Clifford few weekends ago! Since 2002 Debra has been part of the band, the Lonesome Sisters, which was voted as the best Acoustic Duo by Gibson Guitar in 2006. Debra plays guitar, mandolin, fretless clawhammer banjo, fiddle, tenor guitar and sings harmony and lead. If you like fiddle music you check out her band The Lonsesome Sisters. 

 



Return to Mid Michigan in July 2013


Mid-Michigan Weddings, Senior, and Family Portrait Services through Ryan Watkins Photography will be on a ten month hiatus while Ryan attends The Hallmark Institute of Photography in Turner’s Falls, Massachusetts. Ryan Watkins Photography will be fully functioning in Mid-Michigan at the end of these ten months.



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