Born in Torbay in 1989, Ryan studied a BA (Hons) Photography at the University of Plymouth in 2018. Ryan has always been interested in the social dynamics of human behaviour and interaction, working as a youth worker has allowed Ryan to witness these dynamics first hand. Throughout his photography career, Ryan’s aim and passion has been to capture moments to express through images, taking influence from Dougie Wallace, Nick Turpin and Bruce Gilden; professional photographers who have shaped how to capture social behaviour through contemporary documentary and street photography. Ryan has also achieved Licentiate Member with The Royal Photographic Society.
Ryan has been experimenting with pin hole cameras, the use of film and processes of the darkroom, he has found the use of digital cameras and photoshop to be suited to the quick pace of street photography. Ryan works on long term documentary projects, turning his camera on society to capture social dynamics, expressing and showcasing humanity through imagery.
Returning to education reignited his passion for photography and making meaningful documentary projects. Ryan has been published in Digital Camera and Devon Life magazines, runs street photography workshops and writes advisory and topical blogs. Ryan has been a part of exhibitions in London and internationally, with plans to be published in street photography books internationally.