Raffi  Balian

Professional Photographer

Milwaukee, Wisconsin






Hello.  My name is Raffi Balian and I love taking pictures of interesting things.  I started photography Spring 2003, after being teased at my work place about not owning a TV (this was all in good fun).  I went to Best Buy to purchase a TV because they were adverting 2 years no interest.  After I purchased my monster of a TV, the Sales Rep told me I could put anything else on the 2 years no interest, to make a long story short, he talked me into buying a Nikon N65 outfit.  At the same time I took a Photography Class at the Milwaukee Rec Department.  Well, after my first roll of film, I was hooked. 


Raffi  Balian

Professional Photographer

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

This is what I see ... 

Milwaukee • Chicago • Los Angeles • New Orleans

Milwaukee Art Museum


Italy • Sicily • France • Poland • United Kingdom • Czech • Germany

Spain • Ireland • Netherlands • Switzerland

Toronto • Montreal

Industrial • Action • Clubs • Out'n About

Crestone Neddle • Grand Canyon • More Nature

Wedding Photography & Contract Work

Showings & Expositions • Pricing



Many of my pictures are unique, none of which have been altered in Photoshop.  I like to take my camera to places many people would not.   I like to take pictures of things no else takes pictures of.  This site is changing, irregular, and continuous, always trying to reflect a somewhat different perspective on the day-to-day life, trying to concentrate on the small observations and the things between the lines, sharing them with whoever is interested in finding out about them.  Maybe you'll like what you see.  Maybe you won't.  Maybe you'll be inspired.  Enjoy.



If you are interested in purchasing artwork, wedding services, or contract work please contact me.  I can be contacted by phone, email, or any of my venues.  I also have private showing by appointment only.

Wedding Photography & Contract Work

Showings & Expositions • Pricing

New Work

Coming Soon.....

All new European Photos.

Hello all, I have returned for a full art season!   The past semester I have traveled quite a bite through different countries and cities in Europe.   Italy (all new), France (8 new links), Poland (5 new links), Sicily (all new), United Kingdom (all new), Czech Republic (1 new link), Spain (all new), Germany (2 new links), Netherlands (all new), Ireland (all new), Switzerland (all new).

Please feel free to right click any image to use for your background on your computer and tell your friends!  (I am in the process of reloading all images to remove watermarks)

Last updated May 1, 2008.

Upcoming Shows

June 7-8th
Monument Square Art Fair on the Lake
Racine Civic Centre Festival Park
5 Fifth Avenue
Sat & Sun: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Racine, WI
June 14th & 21st
Cathedral Square Art in the Market
Corner of Jackson & Kilborn across form MSOE
Sat: 8 am - 12:30 pm
, WI

June 15th & 22nd
Art at the Market
Milwaukee Public Market (Historical 3rd Ward)
St. Paul and North Water
Sun: 9:00am - 3:00pm
, WI


June 28th - 29th
Strawberry Festival Fine Arts & Crafts Fair
Sat & Sun: 
10am 5pm
Admission: Free
W62 N546 Washington Avenue
Cedarburg, WI



Copyright 2005 - 2008 by Raffi Balian. All rights reserved.
Please contact me at:  rafsphoto@yahoo.com