I first met Ryan at Chicago’s Filter Fest and was immediately drawn to his work. Fascinated by his Orotones and work with liquid emulsion, he’s been on my Photostock wish list ever since. It is going to be great having him as a featured guest this year.
While a majority of his recent work has been produced as digital prints from both color negatives and digital files, most of Ryan’s work is done traditionally in a personal darkroom he has maintained for the last 25 years. He regularly uses alternative processes such as kallitypes, ambrotypes, cyanotypes, and orotones as mentioned before. This work has been included in the Getty Conservation Institute’s Research on the Conservation of Photographs project.
Ryan’s work is also in the permanent collection of The Museum of Fine Arts Houston and has been included in the Museum of Contemporary Photography’s Midwest Photographers Project.
Ryan is currently represented by Meter Gallery in New York, NY, Photoeye Gallery in Santa Fe, NM, and John Cleary Gallery in Houston, TX