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“Capturing light in amazing events and venues"

Specializing in Theatre,  Adventure & Event Photography, Ron Heerkens Jr “captures the light” in some pretty amazing events and venues. He has had his work featured in print and online  regionally and nationally through PLAYBILL, Trail Runner magazine, ULTRARunner Magazine, Democrat & Chronicle, CITY Newspaper,  Fuel Your Photography, Broadway World and many others. His films with GFMedia Entertainment span both theatre work and trail adventure, bringing a unique perspective to both.

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RON HEERKENS JR // GFMedia Entertainment PHOTOGRAPHER & FILMMAKER

 

 

“One of the best decisions that we made for our 2016 season was to hire Ron as our photographer.  He is a true artist with a keen eye.  He has the technical skills to adapt to the demands of live theatre with quick movements and lighting changes and the agility and experience to anticipate key dramatic moments.  His striking, impactful images capture the essence and emotion of our shows creating signature snapshots of our work.”

BRETT SMOCK | Producing Artistic Director, FINGER LAKES MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL

“Geva has worked with Ron to photograph several performances over the last two seasons.  He has been a great partner and an amazing photographer.  I highly recommend!”

KEVIN SWEENEY | GEVA THEATRE

“It’s the moment in time, the emotion in a runner’s face which allows you to enter that moment in time, the sweat dripping from their brow as a testament to the workload, lighting that clicks, and an eye toward a perfectly framed environment around that runner which immerses the viewer in that place that I look for a photographer to capture. You don’t find that in all moments, in all athletes, or time in general, nor do you in photographers. It’s not just knowing a camera setting, a photoshop filter to apply but rather an innate sense that flows together through someone meant to be behind that lens. That’s what I’ve been lucky enough to find in Ron Heerkens Jr.”

IAN GOLDEN | RED NEWT RACING

“The projection design and photography Ron did for CenterStage Theatre at the JCC were top notch. Ron is a true professional with a keen visual eye and dedication to perfect.”

RALPH MERANTO | JCC CENTERSTAGE

“As a designer / director,  I have found Mr. Heerkens keen eye for detail and composition to be extremely insightful. A true storyteller. He perfectly captures the mood of the piece , while also being able to respond and anticipate the action and intent. Reliable, prompt and agreeable. “

JOHN HALDOUPIS | FREELANCE DESIGNER FOR THEATRE & FILM, FORMER ARTISTIC DIRECTOR BLACKFRIARS THEATRE

“Ron does not just shoot photos, he attempts to create works of art with each session…The results are simply amazing. The colors, the scene, the beauty, and the fact that we were just having fun during the shoot really came together to form our absolute best and favorite photos as a couple… His photos are not snapshots, these are evocative photos with real emotions showing through, a perfect expression of the relationship I have with my wife. Ron didn’t just capture our day, though, he actively made it better…Thinking back, this is the memory which in our minds solidified Ron as being not just an ardent and highly talented photographer, but someone who unselfishly contributed to making our day as wonderful as it could be”

MIRANDA & TIM RAGGETS

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