Ron Mayhew: Creating Human Connections Through the Lens


After twenty years as a professional wood sculptor and amateur photographer, Ron Mayhew put down the chisel and committed to the camera. Now retired, he’s able to give in to his wanderlust, combining his love of photography and travel into “cultural photography”: street scenes and informal, intimate portraits of the people he meets.

I chatted with him about street photography, composition, and why Cuba is his current favorite destination.

Ron Head ShotAlong with his blog, Ron maintains a portfolio site at

His images have been published in a variety of print and digital media, and his aerial photography of the waters around his Florida home will be featured in an upcoming book.

What’s the driving philosophy behind your work as a photographer?

I have this ongoing, innate need to create. That coupled with wanting to be challenged is what drives me: “My next photograph will be my best photograph” is always my goal.

Having long suffered from…

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