For me, photography is a passion, my conduit for self-expression. My camera is my canvas, my notebook.
Having long suffered from wanderlust and curiosity about other cultures, other countries, photography is my excuse to wander. I travel to find and make photographs and, conversely, making photographs is my rationalization to travel. My passions are satisfied. Not surprisingly then, most of my images are of people of diverse cultures being themselves, in their own environment. In addition, making images of the wonderful landscapes that surround us, especially in the American west as well as my home state of Florida are of profound interest.
Learning to see, not just look, is critical to making any type of visual art, and especially photography. When making a photograph I endeavor to visualize the final image as a print. My years as a professional sculptor, in a previous life, was vital to learning to see, to visualize. I would create the entire sculpture in my mind’s eye before putting chisel to wood. As I explore Still Life photography I rely on my gift of visualization as much as ever.
I am pleased that my work has been recognized in several national and international competitions. Recent exhibitions include:
- Photoville FENCE 2020, Sarasota, FL
- NYC for Photographic Art, “Luminosity…the Impact of Light 2020, NY, NY
- The Praxis Gallery, Still Life Exhibit, Minneapolis, MN
- A Smith Gallery, “Light” Exhibit, Johnson City, TX
- PhotoPlace Gallery, “Finding the Light” Exhibit, Middlebury, Vermont
- PH21 Photography Gallery, “Photographic Visions – Winter 2021,” Budapest, Hungary
Additionally, my photography has been featured in numerous magazine and newspaper articles. Additionally, my work has been published in seven books, including “The Streets of Paris”, featuring 148 of my Paris street scenes.
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Mark12 Jul 2012
Hey thanks for the follow, Hope you enjoy my blog, you have a great blog here.
fotograffer12 Jul 2012
You are welcome, and thanks for following me. When you get the chance check out my primary site and blog at ronmayhewphotography.com
Bams Triwoko19 Jul 2012
Hi Ron, thanks for visiting and following my blog.. 🙂
Your blog so beatiful..
wsj2day20 Jul 2012
hey, thanks for stopping by, hope you find it amusing enough to return!
fotograffer21 Jul 2012
The pleasure was all mine. I’ll be back. And thank you for stopping by.
throughenglisheyesmark25 Jul 2012
I’m really glad you found my blog http://reflectionsofchina.wordpresscom and you took the time to like my work, so thanks for that, it is appreciated 🙂 If you have time, please take a look at my other photo blog http://moreimagesfromme.wordpress.com this site is for images i take in other countries around the world as I travel. I do hope you like that site too :)…You have a really nice blog here, so I too will follow and take my time to enjoy your world.
Thanks again and Regards Mark.
fotograffer27 Jul 2012
Hi Mark, Sorry this took so long to approve. You got trapped in my spam folder. Thanks for the follow. I am follow you as well and look forward to hearing about your India trip.
Penny8 Aug 2012
Hi Ron, I really enjoyed your images for the theme “growth” I was thinking of using some images of children as well and you have inspired to me to go forward with that idea. I also love street shooting and photographing people, though, oddly enough I’ve only recently owned up to that. :))
Dina19 Aug 2012
Hi Ron, I stumbled over your blog and I instantly like what I saw. Looking forward to follow you!
All the best, keep up the good work
Greetings from the far North
fotograffer19 Aug 2012
Thank you for your encouraging words and for following. Looking forward to spending some time with your blog.
ioanna aggelidaki20 Aug 2012
Hi Ron, nice to read you! 🙂 Love your photography!
buntscheck21 Aug 2012
Because I like your work I have you nominated for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award. More information about, you can find here: http://buntscheck.wordpress.com/2012/08/21/very-inspiring-blogger-award-nomination/
Have a good time! Susanne
travelerlynne27 Aug 2012
Hi Ron.I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. You can see your nomination here: http://onthegowithlynne.wordpress.com/2012/08/27/one-lovely-blog-award/
fcg4 Sep 2012
Amazing! Thank you for your visit to my blog, which allowed me to find yours. You have a wonderful thing going on here. I can’t wait to see more and learn from your insights on the artistic composition of photographs. 🙂
fotograffer5 Sep 2012
Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement. I am looking forward to spending more time exploring your blog.
Neha Mendiratta Khullar24 Sep 2012
The pictures are so beautiful. They tell a story. I’m so pleased I stumbled upon your space.
We are celebrating & capturing Ganesha Chaturthi here in Mumbai. In case you plan to drop in, would be glad to show you around. https://thetintedframe.wordpress.com/
fotograffer25 Sep 2012
Thank you for your kind comment, Congratulations on your blog. I have been enjoying your posts on Ganesha Chaturthi. We are looking forward to returning to India in 2013.
hemadamani26 Sep 2012
Thank you so much for visiting and the likes. I am really enjoying your photography. the ones about Durga Puja brought back my childhood memories. 🙂
fotograffer2 Oct 2012
Thank you for your lovely comment. I am glad I could stir some memories.
Jane26 Sep 2012
I have nominated you for the Inspiring Blogger Award and hope you will accept. You can check it at at: https://janesindiajournals.wordpress.com/2012/09/26/pthe-very-inspiring-blogger-award/
thanks again for helping me find my way here to you and look forward to lots more pleasure from your lovely blog.
with love light and JOY
fotograffer2 Oct 2012
Thank you Jane. I am truly honored.
Hero30 Sep 2012
Here thanks for liking some of my post! Great blog by the way. Cheers!
fotograffer2 Oct 2012
Thanks Hero. I have enjoyed visiting you.
canoe & communications2 Oct 2012
You are invited to play a game of tag. A fun game of blog tag. http://canoecommunications.wordpress.com/2012/10/02/a-game-of-tag/
pommepal7 Oct 2012
I am looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful photography, after seeing those singing fish in this weeks travel theme
travelgardeneat29 Oct 2012
Ron, in appreciation for the continued enjoyment I receive from your blog, I have nominated you for the “Beautiful Blogger” award. Details are here, http://travelgardeneat.com/2012/10/29/so-many-beautiful-lovely-blogs/, if you would like to pass on the award, but please feel no obligation to do so. Just continue your beautiful posts! ~ Kat
Inge31 Oct 2012
Ron, I am thanking you very much for exploring my blog. It really is an honour to me. 🙂
fotograffer1 Nov 2012
You are more than welcome. Your work is lovely.
Cancer in My Thirties3 Jan 2013
I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Award. Don’t feel pressure to accept, but if you would like to, you will find the rules here: http://cancerinmythirties.wordpress.com/2013/01/03/a-long-overdue-thank-you/
Whether you decide to accept or not, I just wanted to let you know that I think your blog is great!
tripodtrippin25 Jan 2013
Thanks so much for the ‘like’ and ‘follow’ on my blog. Your photography is fantastic and I’m eagerly going to follow you too.
Jeanette30 Jan 2013
Thanks so much for your gorgeous photographs! We just nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog Award”. https://globalgrazers.wordpress.com/2013/01/30/one-lovely-blog-award/
fotograffer2 Feb 2013
Thank you so much Jeanette. I feel honored. When I return from India I will have to decide how to manage yours and several others. Again, thank you.
Jeanette2 Feb 2013
Pleasure:-). Bon voyage!!!!
Mark Kertesz12 Jun 2013
You have some wonderful work on your blog, it’s been a pleasure to look through. All the best.
fotograffer13 Jun 2013
Thank you Mark. A real compliment. I’ve been enjoying your blog as well.
boliviainmyeyes2 Jul 2013
Beautiful pictures- it’s great to be able to visit places with you:)
dalo20133 Jul 2013
Wonderful site, and your photos certainly show you have the artists eye when it comes to composition. Will look forward to learning more as I return to your blog. Cheers!
fotograffer3 Jul 2013
Thanks for your kind comment. I look forward to your visits in the future. Again, thanks.
janaline's world journey4 Nov 2013
You have a lovely blog filled with wonderful photos Ron. I am but an amateur photographer and still have so much to learn about composition and angles.
fotograffer12 Nov 2013
I am happy you are enjoying it Janaline and thanks for stopping by.
Albatz Gallery & Blog12 Nov 2013
I always look forward to a new post from your blog…I think you do an amazing job with inspiring photos and content so I’ve nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award…cheers! http://albatz.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/versatile-blogger-award/
theadventuresofadr19 Nov 2013
Great images here! Your picture of the Malecon caught my eye on wordpress today! I visited Cuba in 2012 during the Biennal and was blown away by the culture, the people, the places, and the magic that is engrained in the country. My post highlighting our arrival was featured on Freshly Pressed and you might enjoy it as well. I always loved getting to relive the experience every time I see images from this wonderful place.
fotograffer20 Nov 2013
I had seen your post. Very nice. In fact Lynne and I both “follow” you. Thanks for your kind comment and your visit.
vibvagabond5 Dec 2013
We sound much alike! Travel + photography = all I ever think about. Glad I discovered your blog! Check mine out for some pictures from India, too.
MaldivesDreamer31 Jan 2014
What a beautiful blog you have, Ron! Glad I bumped into it 🙂 All the best, Irene
fotograffer8 Feb 2014
Thank you so much Irene. I am glad you bumped into me too. Your blog is beautiful.
MaldivesDreamer8 Feb 2014
brenda24 Feb 2014
to walk about your blog gallery is a priceless gift to oneself…thank you for sharing your journey through images and thought…please continue
fotograffer24 Feb 2014
Thank you so much for your kind words. I hope to continue for a long, long time. 🙂
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MaldivesDreamer10 Mar 2014
Hi there! Because your blog inspires me and I always enjoy your posts, I have nominated you for the Lighthouse Award. I hope you would like to accept 🙂 Please read more about the award here: http://maldivesdreamer.com/2014/03/10/the-lighthouse-award/
All the best to you and keep up the good work! See you soon.
fotograffer13 Mar 2014
Thank you so much for your kindness. I am humbled. However, I am not able to accept any awards at this time due to time constraints and busy travel schedule.
MaldivesDreamer13 Mar 2014
You’re very welcome 🙂 I completely understand your reasoning. Happy traveling!
loisajay2 Jun 2014
Thanks so much for the like of my split-second story. Very much appreciated. Your photos of Cuba are beyond gorgeous!! I love Yank Tanks, and the setting, the colors, everything…just beautiful.
fotograffer5 Jun 2014
You are welcome. Thank you for your comment and for visiting.
Tati23 Jun 2014
Ron, I would like to congratulate you for your photos, all of them are amazing.
I hope someday to capture reality as you do.
Greetings from Buenos Aires
fotograffer26 Jun 2014
Thank you so much for your kind comment Tati. How are things in Buenos Aires? We have been thinking of visiting there for Carnival next year.
Tati26 Jun 2014
Buenos Aires is always nice, tell me if you need anything.
You have have many places to take pictures here.
this is my personal e-mail, feel free to contact me.
Lynne Ayers20 Jul 2014
I’m in love with your photography, ron.
fotograffer20 Jul 2014
Thanks Lynne. That is a very kind compliment.
Karen14 Aug 2014
You have a beautiful website here, I look forward to many more visits.
fotograffer15 Aug 2014
Thank you so very much Karen. I put a lot of effort into it and truly appreciates it. Thanks for visiting.
fotograffer19 Aug 2014
I am happy you enjoyed my work and thanks too, for letting me know.
The Broken Spine15 Aug 2014
I came across your blog and was completely taken aback with how beautiful your photographs are. I spent the last 20 minutes or so taking some of them in. Thank you for sharing.
fotograffer19 Aug 2014
I am so happy you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for letting me know.
ady28 Aug 2014
Loved your latest collection.Thanks a lot for sharing such beautiful pictures ,you have given the glimpses of a beautiful and mystical India…:)
fotograffer29 Aug 2014
You are welcome. And thanks for visiting. I he you will return often.
Kamila Pala11 Oct 2014
Hi, nice to meet you! Nice blog and I look forward to seeing more… 🙂 Bye. Kamila
fotograffer13 Oct 2014
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fotograffer15 Dec 2014
Thom Hickey20 Feb 2015
Very pleased to have found your eye arresting blog. More visits for sure. Regards from Thom at the immortal jukebox (plugged in now).
fotograffer4 Mar 2015
Thanks Thom. I am looking forward to checking you out as well.
Sweet Sandy5 Feb 2017
Ron or should I say “babo” The video made tears come to my eyes .! It was beautiful! Especially the last two pictures.! They will always be in my heart!
Sweet Sandy xo
fotograffer20 Feb 2017
So good to hear from you Sandy. Thank you.
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Outosego14 Jan 2021
You’re a wonderful photographer, Ron. I’m a fan of yours.
Thank you for sharing your art with the rest of us. Take care. And Happy New Year.