In Ryan’s own words:
I’m a chubby man-child from the Seattle, Wa area who points cameras at stuff. I’ve somehow gotten lucky enough to not work a “real” job for almost a decade now and can call myself a Professional Photographer/Image Creator, but “Professional” is a term I use lightly. Please refer to the first sentence for clarification. Unlike many people, I’m not a big-shot award-winning photographer. I don’t enter contests because I don’t create images to be competitive.
My path to photography was as organic as most people’s. I received a camera as a gift in 2005 and eventually took it along on my travels at a time in my life that I felt a bit lost. The ensuing interest in creating images gave me a sense direction that I was lacking in life. Now it’s well over a decade later and photography has not only become my career, but what my existence revolves around… for better or worse. A camera has lead me to meeting my wife, some of my best friends, and also discovering the one true passion in my life that has guided me toward being a better human. And yes, I understand how lame that sounds.
My idea of creating imagery seems to be constantly changing as I evolve as a photographer and I take artistic liberties with the process of making my own style of art, which might not be for everyone. Whether what I do resonates with you or not, I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to check it out.