Michael Timmons of The Portrait Gallery in Vasser, Mich., gets around. As noted in a yesterday’s post about Duncan MacNab’s award winning image, Timmons printed Duncan MacNab’s award-winning print on LexJet Sunset Photo eSatin. For Andrew Jenkins’ LexJet Sunset Award and Best Color Portrait winner at the PPA Northeast District competition, Timmons printed The Curator on Sunset Photo eSatin as well.
“The print was incredible. I don’t think there’s anyone in the country printing better images on eSatin than Michael,” says Jenkins.
The Curator himself is Warren Motts, who runs the Motts Military Museum in Groveport, Ohio, which houses the largest privately owned collection of military memorabilia in the United States. Motts is also a past president of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA).
“Warren is an incredible man and I wanted to take a portrait of him in his environment. I took a road trip with my father, spent the day at the museum and created the portrait at the end of the day,” explains Jenkins. “The focus is on him as the curator with enough elements from the museum to support where he’s at and what he’s doing. I included the folded American flag in the image because it’s something that’s important to Warren.”
Jenkins owns Canfield Jenkins House of Photography in St. Johns, Mich., which is about four hours from the museum. Jenkins focuses on high end custom designed portraiture at his studio, so the award-winning portrait of Warren Motts was a natural fit. Another print of the portrait now hangs proudly at the museum.