Kelly Conlin began his photography journey in the 1970s, when he borrrowed his father's 35mm Kodak Retinette, built a basement dark room and started a photography business while in high school. He charged $1.80 to develop a roll of Tri-X (the circa 1975 price list is here), and was aided by the ever useful Kodak Photoguide and a monthly subscription to Petersons Photographic magazine.
After college, there were several decades of kids+career. (As things turned out, one of his jobs was CEO of the company that published Peterson's Photographic, along with 350 other enthusiast magazines.) As he scaled back during the pandemic from a full-time career, he bought his first DSLR in 2023. And tried his hand at photography again. "It's a bit like going home, but learning a whole new way to get there."
Selected Exhibitons and Recognition
56th Annual Plymouth Center for the Arts juried show, 2nd Place Photography
Main Street Arts "Small Works" juried show
A Smith Gallery "Colors" juried show
Photo Place Gallery "Poetry of the Ordinary" juried show
Mistlin Gallery "Celebration of the Arts" juried show
Photo Place Gallery "Monochrome" juried show
Praxis Gallery, "Open Theme" juried show
The Curated Fridge, 2024 Winter Show
Photographic Resource Center "Your Works Here" annual exhibit
Griffin Museum of Photography "Winter Solstice" annual exhibit
ND Magazine 2023 photography awards, Honorable Mention
Lens Culture "Editors' Pick" 2024 Art Photography Awards
Photographic Society of America -- Merit Award
PISPA -- Paris International Street Photography Awards 2023 --Bronze (3rd Place) in Street Fashion Photography.....Honorable Mentions in other categories including Road Trip, Urban Love and Urban Street Art.