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The Donnell Daily


30-degree weather, 40mph winds, two frozen hands, one broken strobe and 15 mins of shoot-time later we have images of Union Pacific’s Jack Koraleski for Forbes Magazine. Thanks to photo editor Michele Hadlow for the assignment nod.

Made, on-location, in beautiful Council Bluffs, Iowa, January 2014.

My wife and I are celebrating one year since we relocated to Iowa from Philadelphia this Decemeber. And against my expectations (but not yours Armin), my work was surprisingly brisk in 2013. So, in order to say thanks to all my 2013 clients, I sent them all an Iowa holiday treat — a Dutch Letter (or Banket).

These letters are made in Pella, Iowa, by Jaarsma Bakery and traditionally come in only an “S” shape. But, that’s no fun, right? So, I had them make each client a custom letter with their first initial.

So, thanks again to all my clients from this past year. I really do appreciate everyone of you and I look forward to reconnecting in 2014.

Iowa field trip yesterday — just ‘cause.

Near a foggy Winterset, Iowa. 2013

WARNING: Gratuitous kid picture.

Des Moines, Iowa. 2013.

Fun with composition: GolfBusiness Magazine. July 2013.

Mark + Cillian + flags + lines.

Grinnell, Iowa. 2013.

Exploring DSM: Botanical Center, 2013.

my latest email promo.

As of January 1, 2013, Ryan Donnell Photo will be moving to Des Moines, Iowa. Same cell, email, website and great photography. (wink wink.)

And for those of you who think Iowa is simply flyover country (or confuse it with Idaho), I think those Iowans have something to tell you (some F-Bombs in there, might be NSFW…if your work is lame!):