Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Construction Life

As a contrast to the Corporate Life series I posted the other day, here's a series from the other side of the tracks.  Thanks for looking.  More after the jump.



Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Corporate Life

I shot a lil' photo series recently.  Without including people in the images, I tried to photograph objects and settings that conveyed the feeling of working in a cubicle city.  I usually like shooting portraits or at least photos with a human element present, but I think these inanimate objects are so telling of the environment and the people within it that it's still almost a portrait of those people.

Enjoy.  Or don't.  Thanks for looking either way.  Have a good day.

Monday, June 28, 2010

PDN "Faces" contest



I was fortunate enough to be chosen as a finalist in Photo District News' annual "Faces" portrait contest in the Self Portrait category.  The photographers and the work submitted for PDN's contests is generally of such high caliber that I was really surprised and honored to be printed alongside those images(I sandbagged my way in with the Self Portrait entry; I would have had no shot against the editorial entries - amazing work).

The image to the left was the photo chosen.  More info and a list of all of the finalists can be found here.  PDN will post all of the winning entries online later this month and they can currently be seen in the July issue of the print magazine.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sidewalk Studio



Last Saturday I wanted to shoot portraits. Well, I always want to shoot portraits. But, this time I had no one to shoot. I cherish a free Saturday, so I wanted to come up with something a little different. After some thinking I cut off a piece of seamless paper, grabbed my camera and headed out the door to Philadelphia. I stopped on a corner near the Italian Market that was in the shade and had some decent light coming in from one side. Wall. Tape. Paper.

I stood on that corner for about an hour with my camera in my hand and talked to people that walked by.

"Hi, I'm Ryan. I'm a photographer..."
"No."

"Hi, I'm Ryan. I'm a portrait photographer. May I take your photo?"
"Of me? No, thanks."

And then someone said yes. Then someone else. And another.

Sunday, June 6, 2010