Karl Blessing Photography

Kevin Kammeraad and Puppets

Kevin Kammeraad of the Cooperfly Puppet Troupe.

Jeremy Arndt

Musician Jeremy Arndt performing on the Blue Bridge.

Selling Albums

Emilee and Kate of the Crane Wives selling Albums at the Ralston and Friends Concert.

Ren The Director

An old picture I shot back in 2004 for a local band (which I think was called Ren the Director, the guy on the far left first name is Sasha, bosnian I think).

Ralston and Friends

Ralston and Friends Concert

Kate Pillsbury of The Crane Wives

Kate Pillsbury of The Crane Wives

The Crane Wives

Emilee Petersmark and Kate Pillsbury of The Crane Wives @ Ralston and Friends Concert.

Street Sax

A street performer playing a soprano saxophone. I normally don't do isolated color shots but given the softness of shooting at full f/1.4 I figured it might look good with this treatment.

Blues Singing

Blues Singing from Friday afternoon. On the right is Gregory King, and Drew Pentkowski on the left. Drew is the street performer, the guy on the right happened to come by and just started singing his head off, he did this until he had to pack it up and go home, he was um very passionate about singing the blues (note this video I also recorded: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eB_j-mvk8D4 ) This was downtown Grand Rapids, during the 3 week Art Prize event (ends on october 7th).

Grand Rapids Lantern Launch

Tonight at approximately 8PM EST lanterns were released into the air along the Grand River.

The Frog Boy

One of the Art Prize entries being utilized in the park :D

Kelly Robbins

During the annual tee-off charity event for the Alzheimer's Association (west michigan branch) in 2004.

Little Musicians

Downtown Grand Rapids, During Art Prize 2013

Little Musician

Downtown Grand Rapids, during Art Prize 2013

Egg Prize

One of the Art Prize 2013 Entries this year. ( http://www.artprize.org/egg-prize/2013/egg-prize ) the big box acts like a gumball machine, insert two quarters, get an egg. Within each egg are various objects such as miniature artwork, custom made stickers or unique items. I got a few minature canvas with custom art painted on them.

Gon Kirin

http://www.artprize.org/ryan-c-doyle-and-teddy-lo/2013/gon-kirin-54232

Jeremy Arndt

Jeremy Arndt performing on the Blue Bridge in Downtown Grand Rapids during Art Prize 2013.

Cooperfly Puppet Troupe - Laughing

A boy laughing at one of the puppets of the troupe. Taken in downtown Grand Rapids during Art Prize 2013.

Cooperfly Puppet Troupe

At the corner of Pearl and Monroe during Art Prize 2013

Wermers Stone Sculpture

Wermers Stone Sculpture - One of the Art Prize 2013 entries this year.

Ren The Director

An old promo shot I did for a local band (Ren the Director) around the winter of 2004.

Puppet Kevin on Stage

The Puppet Kevin on stage at the Coopersville High School. Puppeteer : Kevin Kammeraad of the Cooperfly Puppet Troupe

Justin Haveman and Puppets

Justin Haveman of the Cooperfly Puppet Troupe.

Kevin Kammeraad

Kevin Kammeraad of the Cooperfly Puppet Troupe (AKA Kevin and Friends). With the Puppet Theatre behind him. Cooperfly Creative Arts Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Cooperfly.Creative.Arts

Cooperfly Creative Arts

"Can You Think It? Can You Dream It?" Puppetry Presentation ( http://www.kevinkammeraad.com/can-you-think-it-can-you-dream-it.html )

Puppet's Point of View

Behind the Scenes "Can You Think It? Can You Dream It?" Puppetry Presentation ( http://www.kevinkammeraad.com/can-you-think-it-can-you-dream-it.html )

Tomato and Kevin

Kevin Kammeraad and Tomato in the Imperial Ballroom of Amway Grand Hotel.

Kevin Kammeraad - Bag Puppet

Kevin demonstrating various kinds of puppets that can be used to educate and inspire children.

Justin Haveman and Kevin Kammeraad

Demonstrating puppetry at the Amway Grand Hotel

Constance and the Perpetual Motion Machine

Rough House's Performance of Constance and the Perpetual Motion Machine in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

C.P.M.M. - After Show

Constance and the Perpetual Motion Machine in Grand Rapids, some after-show portraits.

Family Night @ The Gardens

Family/Kid friendly concert at Frederick Meijer Gardens tonight.

Grand Haven Pie and Sun behind Fog

The Grand Haven Pier and Lighthouse in front of the setting sun with some fog in the distance.

The Grand River Checkpoint

An Artprize 2014 entry called The Grand River Checkpoint Project by Bjorn Sparrman (Vote # 56719) Located on the Gillet Bridge passing over the Grand River in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The signs are multilingual stating that you are leaving East/West Grand Rapids (depending on which side of the river you are crossing from). With Photography and Cellphone Prohibited signs.

Jason Ackman

The Artist who Created Return to Me. Made from reclaimed lumber, reclaimed rope, latex house paint and gold leaf. This is an ArtPrize 2014 Entry #56744.