- Kelly Jo Garner, portrait, event and eccentric photography

Who is the Hungry Photographer?

Sil and I at Robert's Western World after the Tom Waits show in Nashville. Cold Bud with a good bud. Picture by Beth.

The Hungry Photographer is Kelly Jo Garner, a professional photographer and artist living in Nashville, Tennessee.

My interest in photography began during a trip to Russia in 1994, and became serious in 1999 when I learned how to process and print black and white film.

Since then, I have corralled, cajoled, and bartered friends to pose for photographs; have teetered around edges of buildings to get "that sunset shot"; have learned more about lighting and filters and F-stops than I ever thought possible.

What Do You Shoot?

I shoot with an eye towards the artistic and an inclination towards the fantastic. I have taken band promo photos, weddings, passport photos, animal portraits, headshots, human portraits, and music performance shots. I have donated artwork to the American Heart Association's Triangle chapter auction and door prizes to the North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. I have participated in showings at art galleries and coffeehouses and pizza parlors from Carrboro to Raleigh and Nashville.

Why the Funny Name?

The name "The Hungry Photographer" came about randomly one day as I was mulling over some food-related shots that I had done during a trip to Louisiana. I'm not solely a food photographer, though I will confess to having been inspired to photograph some memorable meals. Hunger can come in all forms, both physical and professional, and I always strive to please my clients with the best possible service and image we can produce. That way, everyone leaves the table satisfied.

It would be my pleasure to work with you. Please contact me for a conversation about your photographic needs or upcoming projects.

Seen in the Following Pages:

SF Weekly, Sept 20, 2006
Chatham County Line - Pictures Gallery
Eric Ambel - Pictures Gallery
Crazy 8s Showcase
Jen Wallwork Dominguez - Photo Gallery
The Vindicators
Watch Me Eat A Hot Dog - Charo
Jambase - Shakori Hills
Vera VaVoom - highlight photo

Partial Equipment List

  • Pentax K10D digital SLR
  • Pentax *ist D digital SLR
  • Pentax ME 35mm camera
  • Bronica ETRSi medium format camera (120 and 220 backs)
  • Holga medium format toy camera
  • Polaroid SX-70
  • Zeiss Ikon Contaflex model 35mm camera
  • Cyberflash strobe flash unit
  • Metz Mecablitz flash
  • 2 Interfit 1000 watt halogen softboxes
  • portrait, macro, wide-angle and specialty lenses and filters
  • standard portrait backdrop and rigging with multiple backdrops
  • CD burner for duplication of digital images

Animals Gallery
Events Gallery
Food Gallery
Music & Live Performance Gallery
Portraits Gallery
Places Gallery
Plants Gallery
Things Gallery
Weddings Gallery

Portfolio of Everything
Martini Project
Rates and Price List
About the Photographer