Artist Profile: Kelly R Hawkins


Initially, Kelly Renae Hawkins was an internet-friend, later a model, then a photostudent, and today is one of my most loved friends and valued photography colleagues. I am making this post to show my appreciation of her, her artistry, and her accomplishments.

Kelly recently graduation from the Randolph Photography Program, one of the most well-respected photoschools in the Southeast if-not the country, with a degree in Commercial Photography. While attending RCC she also cared for animals working part time as a vet assistant. After graduation, she was accepted into the Savannah College of Art and Design, but instead, chose to stay local. Today, she works as a freelance photographer/photoassistant and a part time shop assistant to acclaimed body-modification artist, Bryan Wood.

Kelly is true to her principles in both her personal and professional life. She is a hard worker, a creative artist, compassionate soul, and an unrelenting friend. Her work shows grit, style, heart, and a level of honesty most commercial and portrait photographers can never hope to attain. Kelly has a bright future in photography, and would be an asset to any studio, agency, ad-firm, or cooperative smart enough to take her on.

Here is a sampling of her recent photography:

Fiona Alessandro Porcelain Skeletonwitch @ HOB

The Casualties Emily Pineapple Samantha

Ashley Heller Kevin & Laura Porcelain The Casualties

Mark mask zee

Scarlett high-key Porcelain Doggie

Her work can also be seen on her website: Kellyrhawkins.com and her Flickr stream: Flickr.com/kellyrenaephoto.

All photos in this post aside from the title image are copyright to Kelly Renae Hawkins 2009-2010.


Beadwork Necklace by Sara Hall

Jewelry by Sara Hall

Jewelry by Sara Hall

Jewelry by Sara Hall

bead-smith: Sara Hall
model/stylist: Anne Marie Kirkman

Mamiya C220
Mamiya-Sekor 80mm f/2.8 lens
Kodak Portra 400NC 120 film

Canon Rebel XT
Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 compact macro lens
Vivitar 285HV flash x2
-with DIY 10"x10" softbox
-with DIY grid snoot
Cactus V2s wireless flash triggers

DC Motel Shoot - Kelly



model: Kelly Alaine
hair: Kyle Britt
make up: Leiloni Cooper

Idea inspired by Joshua Black Wilkins's 'Victoria' photo set.

Mamiya C220
Mamiya-Sekor 80mm f/2.8 lens
Kodak T-Max 400 (800-push) 120 film
Kodak Xtol (1:1) developer
20ºC - 10.5min