Field Trip: Ron @ Creative Department

Inside the old Kansas City Livestock Exchange building you’ll find some interesting people and things.

Top on my list is The Creative Department and its founder, principal and creative director Ron Michka.

I recently stopped by for a visit and a photography session with Ron. We wandered the halls of the historic building, chatting and stopping for pictures here and there.

As you might imagine, there are obvious overlaps between our respective artistic careers. Discovering these intersections in conversation is one of my favorite pastimes. This is yet another example of how my camera and my photography work together as a virtual passport for entering places that I wouldn’t normally have access to otherwise.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer specializing in creating environmental on-location portraits and corporate photo libraries for blue chip companies.