One of the things that I hoped to discover and create through Portraits of Pelham is not only to document some of the influential members of the Pelham community, but also to recognize and capture some unique and very special individuals.
Jim Ryan is the owner of Ryan’s Auto Body in Fonthill, located just down the hill on Highway 20. Jim is an extremely dedicated and hard working man, and runs a very honest and genuine business here in Pelham. His expertise has benefited hundreds of Pelhaminians (there’s that word again) and his kindness has touched even more.
One of the reasons that I was lead to Jim, and why I wanted to create a portrait and tell his story wasn’t necessarily for his great auto-body shop, but instead, for his fascinating collection of memorabilia.
Please visit Portraits of Pelham to hear more about Jim and his stories. In the meantime, I’ve posted some of my favourite images from his session, here.