Hawkins Photo Alchemy

Photography by Joseph B Hawkins, Jr.

"Alchemy" - A Power or Process of Transforming Something Common Into Something Special



Joseph B. Hawkins, Jr.

Photograpy has been a  hobby since college but took on new meaning with the arrival of the digital age. In 2001 my first digital camera was a pocket Kodak camera.  Discovering the benefits of digital images i quickly progressed to an interchangeable lens system with a Canon EOS 10D in 2004, beginning a long and continuing relationship with Canon. In 2006 I aquired my first copy of Photoshop CS2 and attended my first photo workshop in Yellowstone National Park. It was then that the passion for outdoor and landscaspe photography caught fire! The rest they say is history. On this web site you will find a varied collection of photos from my travels around the county and around the world.

Photo by Newton Seiden

Album Cover Art

Thanks to my cousin  Frank Piombo – Jazz Artist is about to publish his fifth album. “Family Concept” which is a combination of Soul Funk, R&B, Smooth Jazz, Acid Jazz, and Straight ahead Jazz.

He has released 5 albums in the past 10 years of mostly original compositions. “Smooth Reminiscence”- 2010, “Sleepwalk”- 2011,”The Night Speaks”- 2013, “Keep It Movin'”- 2017, and “Family Concept”- 2020.

The album covers of both The Night Speaks and the new album Family Concept includes photos of mine with  a picture of Frank  embedded, courtesy of Joey Arminio.
PS: The album to be released, for purchase, in two weeks. Pick up a copy and support Indie Artists like Frank Piombo

Graveyard Approaching Storm

Graveyard Approaching Storm

Graveyard Lake Clearing Storm

Graveyard Lake The Morning After

Bryce Canyon - Sunrise

Bryce Sunrise

Yellowstone Reaching for the Sun


Diamonds on the Beach

Iceland Black Sand Beach

San Joaquin Valley Sunrise

Fowler Sunrise

Hell For Sure

Hell For Sure

Check out my most recent blog posts below:


Ansel Adams Wilderness

Ansel Adams Wilderness

Ansel Adams Wilderness - Sierra Nevada This trip into the Eastern  Sierra Nevada was into the Ansel Adams Wilderness. We hiked into the Wilderness along the Pacific Crest Trail from Agnew Meadows up to Thousand Island Lake where we spent two beautiful nights. The...

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John Muir Wilderness

John Muir Wilderness

John Muir Wilderness - Sierra Nevada I took a weekend trip to the central Sierra Nevada into the John Muir Wilderness in preparation for a longer trip next month. This tree day two night trip started at Lake Thomas Edison from where we hiked up to Devils Bathtub the...

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