I started photographing in high school and for years, put my creative life on hold until 16 years ago when I began studying with Mary Ellen Mark in Oaxaca Mexico.
I love photographing people and have learned that consistancy and trust is where I can explore the human condition and go beyond the photograph into their soul.
I have been returning year after year to the same place with the same people.I strive to make sense visually and trust that the poetry will follow.
My shooting is very basic, C41 film, natural light and an all manual Leica. These images are seen though a camera without manipulation in the darkroom or computer.

When the pandemic hit New York City, and with the purchase of a new smart phone the week before, I began documenting Central Park. With all of New York City closed, it was the only place of refuge during my morning walks. 

I realized how deep the urge for human connection was, and the healing power of the park. And if I stopped to listen, everyone had a story and needed someone to tell it to. 

It became more about the relationships and giving voice to many of the individuals that  walk the streets unnoticed, and honoring their lives.


Recently Added

Covid19 2020 Central Park

Visitors 33
66 photos
Created 30-Dec-20
Modified 30-Dec-20
Covid19 2020 Central Park

oaxaca

Visitors 441
91 photos
Created 12-Dec-20
Modified 12-Dec-20
oaxaca

world images

Visitors 620
28 photos
Created 12-Dec-20
Modified 12-Dec-20
world images

Mexican Transvestites

Visitors 614
22 photos
Created 12-Dec-20
Modified 12-Dec-20
Mexican Transvestites

Mumbai Slums

Visitors 262
6 photos
Created 12-Dec-20
Modified 12-Dec-20
Mumbai Slums


All Photographs

oaxaca

Visitors 441
91 photos
Created 12-Dec-20
Modified 12-Dec-20
oaxaca

world images

Visitors 620
28 photos
Created 12-Dec-20
Modified 12-Dec-20
world images

Mexican Transvestites

Visitors 614
22 photos
Created 12-Dec-20
Modified 12-Dec-20
Mexican Transvestites

Mumbai Slums

Visitors 262
6 photos
Created 12-Dec-20
Modified 12-Dec-20
Mumbai Slums

Covid19 2020 Central Park

Visitors 33
66 photos
Created 30-Dec-20
Modified 30-Dec-20
Covid19 2020 Central Park
Open All Photographs

213 photos
Visitors 1736

Guestbook for Jody Watkins Photography
Wanda Garcia(non-registered)
Jody,
Thank you so much for sharing these photographs!
Wow - is all I can say....so many different emotions and lightness and human states captured - so beautiful and moving and accepting....I would love to go to any exhibit show you have a see them in person!
Wanda
Arvin Morson(non-registered)
I am quite inspired by your story. It seems that photography was not a profession for you but a passion that you cherished and you succeeded in your goal. However, photography is like sea. No one can comprehend it to the fullest.
::: http://www.qspray.com
Monroe(non-registered)
nice to see theses black and white photos.. remembering those old days..

http://bayareafind.com/buywatches/
Ron Levy(non-registered)
I am glad to see that you have found something that you can do that makes you happy.
Keep posting....I would like to see more.
Beatrice Galinat(non-registered)
Bravo Jody! You are very talented. I find your pictures beautiful and sad.
The guestbook is empty.
Loading...