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PDN Photo Annual 2012

PDN Photo Annual 2012

I’m a little late posting about this award. I could tell you it’s because I’m a very humble person, but mostly it’s because I’m very busy (new kid, work, etc, etc.) and updating social media sites seems to take up too much time as it is. Anyway, it’s an honor to have work included in [...]

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Chicago Polling Places

Just as Philadelphia was the birthplace of Democracy, now it’s the original birthplace of my Polling Place Project, which I’m now expanding into other parts of the United States. As I wrote on this blog earlier this month, I recently traveled to Chicago in order to expand my polling project to other cities and places around [...]

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Happy To Be Part of FoundFolios

Happy To Be Part of FoundFolios

Just a quick note to announce my acceptance into the FoundFolios “Featured” photographer web sourcebook. My portfolio address is http://www.foundfolios.com/Ryan-Donnell. Go ahead and bookmark it. I dare you. The site has a lot of great resources for art buyers, photo editors and art directors, including the FoundFlow blog. If you’re a buyer of art (or just [...]

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Traveling to Chicago Next Monday & Tuesday

Traveling to Chicago Next Monday & Tuesday

I’ll be traveling to Chicago to continue my Polling Place Project. I’ll be scouting on Monday, so if any art buyers or photo editors in the Chicago area would like to meet up, let me know.

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Belated: A New Jersey Monthly Cover

Belated: A New Jersey Monthly Cover

This is a little belated, but I wanted to show off some of the images that I created for February issue of New Jersey Monthly magazine. Thanks to Art Director Donna Ingram for the great assignment (and shoot-day help). And thanks to all the talented chefs who posed for us. Here a few other images from [...]

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Inner-City Polo Team for Philadelphia Magazine

Inner-City Polo Team for Philadelphia Magazine

At the end of last year I got an assignment from Zoey Sless-Kitain to photograph a few team members from the Work to Ride polo team at their home stables in Fairmount Park in West Philadelphia. These guys recently beat some Ivy League teams, such as Harvard, and won the last year’s 42d annual USPA [...]

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Poster-Sized Pictures of Ab-tastic Men Promo Mailed

Poster-Sized Pictures of Ab-tastic Men Promo Mailed

My assistant Dave and I just dropped my latest mailer into the USPS’s hands. The 17 x 22 inch poster, printed on newsprint, features some of the beefcakes that I photographed for Philadelphia Magazine back in 2010. The images ran in the 2011 Best of the Shore issue in a photo essay about New Jersey [...]

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Best Philadelphia Neighborhoods for Dining

Best Philadelphia Neighborhoods for Dining

I hope everyone had a great holiday and New Year. Rest was had around these parts and I’m looking forward to 2012. We ended 2011 with a great project with recently anointed Philadelphia Magazine Design Director Jesse Southerland and company. It’s our first cover together and I couldn’t have been more excited that to be [...]

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Happy Holidays…and see ya on the flip side.

Happy Holidays...and see ya on the flip side.

Ryan Donnell Photography will be taking a much-needed hiatus to visit family in Madison and recharge batteries starting Wed., Dec 21st to Wed., Dec. 28th. Here’s to hoping everyone has a fantastic holiday season!

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Behind the Curtain Nominated for Blurb 2011 People’s Choice Award

Behind the Curtain Nominated for Blurb 2011 People's Choice Award

My recently self-published book, Behind the Curtain: A Look at Philadelphia’s Unique Polling Places, has been nominated for the 2011 Blurb People’s Choice Awards, which is part of the self-publishing company’s wider Photography Book Now competition. Yes, my friends, that means you have a chance to vote for my book. Of course, you’ll have to [...]

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Pizza, Pizza, Philadelphia, Pizza, Pizza

Pizza, Pizza, Philadelphia, Pizza, Pizza

McCormick & Company did it again this month: another great cover (and issue) of Philadelphia Magazine. Creative Director Michael McCormick and I collaborated to create a super simple and elegant cover photo of a slice of pepperoni pizza.  It’s from the great Philly pizzeria Rustica in Northern Liberties and is almost actual size! My assistant [...]

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New Project in Progress – The Share Project

New Project in Progress - The Share Project

In the coming weeks I’ll be documenting items from the farm share that my wife and I subscribe to during the spring, summer and fall. I’ll be photographing the raw ingredients and then turning them into a finished dish, hopefully, a simple and quick preparation. This project will be as much a way to stretch [...]

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Philly Mag 2011 Shore Issue

Philly Mag 2011 Shore Issue

It might be considered a rite of passage for Philadelphia photographers, that is to shoot the annual shore issue for Philadelphia Magazine. If nothing else, it’s a kind of honor. I write “kind of” because, while it confers a trust and loyalty from the powers-that-be at the magazine, which any photographer would be honored to [...]

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PDN Photo Annual & American Photo Galleries

PDN Photo Annual & American Photo Galleries

I got word today that two competitions, the PDN Photo Annual and the American Photo 27, both put up their winners galleries today: http://www.pdngallery.com/contests/photoannual/2011/ http://www.ai-ap.com/slideshow/AP/27/ I placed images in both competitions. If you’d like to see my AP27 images specifically, including the image above, visit this link:  http://www.ai-ap.com/slideshow/AP/27/?status=chosen#23 My PDN images were finalists in the [...]

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Happy Election Day, Philly. Buy my book.

Behind the Curtain by Ryan Donnell Hey everyone, don’t forget it’s election day today in Philadelphia. Get out and vote…and maybe think about buying one of my great new books!

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PDN Photo Annual Finalist

PDN Photo Annual Finalist

I had a great time at the 2011 PDN Photo Annual party in Tribeca on Wednesday night. Friend and fellow Philly photographer Ryan Collerd and I made the trek up to Manhattan for a whirlwind, whiskey-fueled evening. We rode in the elevator and searched for free drinks with one of my photo-crushes, portrait photographer Chris [...]

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Top Docs Cover Feature for Philadelphia Magazine

Top Docs Cover Feature for Philadelphia Magazine

Got my copy of the May issue of Philadelphia magazine a few days ago. I completed a feature for the annual Top Docs story last month, in which we profiled six great nurses in the Philadelphia area. It was a departure from the normal Top Docs issue in a couple ways. One, they featured nurses [...]

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Travel to Ireland

Travel to Ireland

Jameson Distillery. Dublin. Just a reminder that I’ll be off to Dublin starting tomorrow (Thursday, May 5) and returning to the office on Tuesday, May 10. Please email with any needs during that time period and excuse any slow response. I’ll be adding images to this gallery.

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The Lost Ad Campaign

The Lost Ad Campaign

Three years ago, I was hired by an agency to create a series of ads for The Philadelphia Foundation, which, if you don’t know, is a huge philanthropic group that supports all kinds of great non-profits and community groups. The TPF might be described as the non-profit’s non-profit. The campaign was going to be huge: [...]

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Los Angeles this week…

Los Angeles this week...

Just an FYI to all those lovely people who commission or buy photography, I’ll be traveling to Los Angeles this week on Wednesday, March 9th. I’ll be there through the weekend, but as always, I’m happy to extend a stay. Feel free to touch base if you have any needs from that part of the [...]

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“Generations” Feature in Philadelphia Magazine

"Generations" Feature in Philadelphia Magazine

I was tapped by the good people at Philly Mag to produce a set of portraits of people who will help shape various facets of Philadelphia life in the near future. As always, I want to thank every one of the subjects for their patience and help in making these images that I am proud [...]

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Happy Holidays + New Year

Happy Holidays + New Year

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Holiday + New Year from me and my CCO (Chief Canine Officer), Hank. (Pssst, you can click on the picture above to make it easier to find Hank.) See ya in the New Year!

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Awesome New Feature on Portfolio Site

Awesome New Feature on Portfolio Site

There’s a great new feature on my website, which will allow all you wonderful people out there to download a custom PDF of my photographs. Want to show your clients a selection of my images? Want to print out a couple cool photos for you wall? Go here: http://ryandonnell.com/pdf/ and try it out. It’s easy [...]

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Ballerina Abigail Mentzer for Philadelphia Magazine

Ballerina Abigail Mentzer for Philadelphia Magazine

It’s always fun to make pictures in a building as beautiful and historic as The Academy of Music. For a photographer used to making pictures of “real people,” as we call them in the news biz, having the opportunity to photograph a beautiful and professional ballerina in a 153-year-old opera house is like shooting fish [...]

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