Portfolio: derekketchum.myportfolio.com

I have been a photographer almost as long as I can remember, my parents let me use a Kodak camera that they had from about the time I was 8yrs old to create paper memories of special events at school and on family vacations. The fire that was lit back then burns even stronger today. I have always been passionate about history and creating images today that will bring people in the future back to today. I have combined my passion for photography with that of my love for the American Automobile Culture and passion for music of all kinds. My Travels over the past several years have taken me to events throughout Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin.... essentially all over the midwest! I have had Freelance work Published in Ol Skool Rodz, Car Kulture Deluxe, and Rebel Rodz Magazines and am a regular contributor at Localspins.com
In my free time, I also seek out Old Commercial and Residential properties to photograph, both Urban & Rural. In 2017 that "free time" hobby helped me book a lot of days working with Realtors in the area helping market homes for sale through my photography and editing.

Contact me through my adobe portfolio if you are interested in scheduling me for a session. Whether your need is in Music, Real Estate, Automotive, Event Coverage, or Portrait work... just contact me and together, we can work up a quote customized to your needs. derekketchum.myportfolio.com

For more info on me and some past projects continue to the links and info below. Thanks for stopping by!
-Derek Ketchum 02/2018

Follow me on:
Instagram: a combination of my "New Tech" "Polaroid Camera" and photos shot with my Canon Cameras number o@ketchumphotos


Twitter: HotRodGoodStuff

500px: 500px.com/hotrodgoodstuff

contact me anytime by e-mail at derekketchumphotography@gmail.com

In addition to live music and events, car & bikes, & Vintage Fashion portraits that people are most familiar with, I can create your family photos, engagement pictures, sporting events, commercial photography, and am available for Corporate Social Media Marketing and Photojournalism Assignments.

Publishing Credits:
About.com - Autorama 2009 Preview

Ol' Skool Rodz #35 Sept 2009 - Detroit Autorama - event photos
Ol' Skool Rodz #37 Jan 2010 - Billetproof Motor City Mania - Article and Photos
Ol' Skool Rodz #42 Nov 2010 - Relix Riot - Event Photos including 1960 Chevy Gasser Wagon and 1929 Model A Roadster
Ol' Skool Rodz #45 May 2011 - Feature Photography for "Regret" also appearing is Rosie Ferocious of the Killamazoo Derby Darlins
Ol' Skool Rodz #49 Jan 2012 - Vintage Torquefest Show Coverage
Ol' Skool Rodz #50 March 2012 - Autorama Detroit Article and photos

Car Kulture Deluxe #37 Dec 2009 - Chicago World of Wheels 2009 - event photos
Car Kulture Deluxe #43 Dec 2010 - Vintage Torquefest - Event Photos
Car Kulture Deluxe #46 June 2011 - Relix Riot II - Event Photos and Copy
Car Kulture Deluxe #82 June 2017 - Relix Riot 2016 - Event Photos and Copy

Rebel Rodz Magazine June 2011 - 6-Pages of Hunnert Car Pileup Photographs

Snap-On Tools 2011 Tech-Toys Calendar- Month of August - 1929 Model-A "Rat Rod" photos
US12 Speedshop 2016 Calendar
Localspins.com 2017 Calendar - March & September
Localspins.com 2018 Calendar - January & May

SMASH Magazine - sw michigan arts & entertainment
December 2012 - Cover Photo for Kalamazoo Santacon feature
February 2013 - cover photo and artist feature

SW Michigan Spark - Kalamazoo History, Arts & Entertainment Magazine
January 2018 - SW Michigan Featured Artist

Encore Magazine - www.encorekalamazoo.com
Article Photography
December 2014
January 2015
February 2015

www.360mainstreet.com - Rumble in Flint 2 Preview - event photos

Kalamazoo Gazette - Fancy Pants Theater promo photo shoot for Cannibal: The Musical - Published October 23, 2010 at www.mlive.com and in the "Ticket" Section of Thursdays paper

blog.tourvolume.com/the-dyes -- Musician Promo Photography for The Dyes

Event Photography - Various home bouts for Killamazoo Derby Darlins - Roller Derby - 2009, 2011, and 2012 Seasons

Highlights of National Live Music Coverage for Localspins.com
Blues Traveller
Blue Oyster Cult/Bonehawk
Brian Setzer Orchestra
Audiotree.com Music Festival 2015,16,17
Doobie Brother/Journey
Greensky Bluegrass
Jacob Kershaw
Jonny Lang
Kacey Musgrave'
Gin Blossoms
Frank Turner
Reverend Horton Heat

www.Localspins.com - Kalamazoo Concert/Event Coverage August 2015 - Present

Public Art Displays
Taco Bob's - Kalamazoo MI - December 2010
Honore Salon - Kalamazoo MI - December 2011
Louis Trophy House - Kalamazoo MI - February 2012
Rogue Artist Gallery - Downtown Battle Creek MI - May 2012 to October 2014
Lotsalittlethings Art Gallery - Downtown Kalamazoo - Feature Artist March 2013
Lotsalittlethings Art Gallery - Kalamazoo - Various Framed Prints displayed March 2013 - April 2015
Family Center For the Arts - Portage MI - Featured Artist - May 2015 - June 2015
Kalamazoo Valley Museum - December 2016 - Art Hop

If you wish to use or share any photographs from my Flickr Account, please send me an e-mail and note which photographs that you want to use and their intended use, personal or commercial. e-mail address is derekketchumphotography@gmail.com

Thank you

If you're interested in booking me for an event or photo shoot, email me at derekketchumphotography@gmail.com

All images are copyrighted and can not be used without prior authorization. please e-mail me for more information,

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Derek Ketchum
September 2006
Kalamazoo, USA
I am:
Freelance Photographer
Derek Ketchum Photography