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By Bonny Osterhage

Photography by Nina Padilla
Some photographers take a picture. Kevin G. Saunders makes a portrait. “The word ‘take’ is an important distinction,” says the Amarillo-raised artist. “I create a likeness of somebody that they would choose to represent them.”

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A passion for photography blooms

by Elda Silva

Something unusual happens when First Friday-goers cross the threshold of the red metal door to Kevin G Saunders' studio at the Blue Star Arts Complex: They get quiet.

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Kevin G Saunders is a photographer based in San Antonio, Texas who uses his 80 MP Leaf Aptus-II 12 for Rolleiflex Hy6 to shoot architecture, fine art and portraiture. Kevin’s clients include the likes of CBRE, the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm, and his fine art shots are in high demand by both private individuals and corporations. Kevin recently described his experiences with his Leaf digital camera back. “The Leaf Aptus-II 12 is a fabulous back. Its performance speed is impressive and of course the quality is superb.

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Capturing dignity and strength: DreamWeek portrait exhibit looks to inspire, commemorate

by James Courtney

As hybrid-virtual-and-in-person DreamWeek 2021 kicked off Thursday, a new ultra-high-quality portrait exhibit opened as something of an eye-catching anchor to the pandemic-altered festivities. 

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Photographer Spotlight:

Kevin G Saunders & His Big Buildings

His photography pathway began when he needed to capture photos for his high-end custom bicycle design studio. From there his career as a professional photographer has taken off and today he is regularly commissioned for architectural, product, and portraiture and has a fine art orchid print collection as well.

Forbes Article on Kevin G Saunders
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Article on Kevin G Saunders' Fine Art Orchid Project
Mamiya Leaf feature on Kevin G Saunders' hyper realism photographic art.
Article on Most Expensive Bikes in the World. Kevin G Saunders' Custom Bicycles are featured
Article on Top 10 Most Expensive Bike Brands, featuring Kevin G Saunders
USA Today article featuring Kevin G Saunders and his custom bicycles
Leaders Magazine article on Kevin G Saunders forward thinking approach to air ambulances
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Article on Kevin G Saunders' Notable People of San Antonio in 2020 during DreamWeek
Photographer Spotlight: Kevin G Saunders and his Big Building photography feature
Forum on bicycle positioning mentioning Kevin G Saunders
Bicycling Magazine article on 30 Most Expensive Bicycles mentioning Kevin G Saunders
Bicycling Magazine article featuring Kevin G Saunders and the Parlee bicycle he built for the magazine article.
Bicycling Magazine Dream Bike of the Year, Parlee Z3SL, built by Kevin G Saunders for the Bicycling Magazine Article.
Article mentioning Cooper Aerobics Center and KGS Custom Bicycles' partnership for bicycle positioning by Kevin G Saunders
Sydney Morning Herald picks up Forbes Magazine article on Worlds Most Expensive Bikes featuring Kevin G Saunders
Article on Most Expensive Bicycles in the World featuring Kevin G Saunders
The Street Article on Most Expensive Bicycles featuring Kevin G Saunders
Article on some of the most expensive bicycles in the world over the years, featuring Kevin G Saunders
Article in Fixed Gear Fever by Kevin G Saunders on fixed gear bicycles
Article on custom mountain bike designed by Kevin G Saunders
Amtrak Express Magazine article featuring Kevin G Saunders and his Finn Olympic Class Sailboat Racing Campaign. Kevin eventually became ranked 11th in the nation.

We love hearing what our clients have to say about the portrait experience at KGS Studios. Here are some reviews from people like you who had an heirloom portrait created at our studio.


The end result of our portrait session is absolutely phenomenal and unduplicatable! Incredible results. His ability to bring out the inner dignity reflected through the eyes and the posture created a wonderful portrait of my family. I am very thankful for the session.

- Kevin C.



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