Recently, I had the privilege of photographing & directing OnePlus's latest campaign, featuring the iconic artist Phillip Colbert, working alongside Foi (Focus on infinity) The project aimed to infuse new life into the classic legacy of Michelangelo, an ambitious endeavour made possible by the empowering spirit of the OnePlus Open.
Empowered by this platform, Colbert took on the task of reimagining the Manchester Madonna, seamlessly blending the brilliance of the past with the innovation of the future. The result is a captivating fusion of art and technology, where OnePlus devices become the canvas for Colbert's modern interpretation of Michelangelo's timeless masterpiece.
More coming soon!
This year, I am thrilled and honoured to announce that I have been selected as a finalist with 4 images in Shot Up North Awards. The competition celebrates the best of northern photography, showcasing the talent and creativity that thrives in this unique and captivating region.
Here's my latest campaign commissioned by Drummond Central for GREGGS "Bags Some
Joy," which are taking over the UK on larger-than-life 48 Sheet and 6 Sheet posters.
I am thrilled to share that I have been shortlisted as a finalist in the prestigious 38th AOP Photography Awards.
Stay tuned for more updates.
Here's a sneak peak into a shoot with my running crew OAD "OUT AFTER DARK"
OAD is an audacious running experiment. It's a constantly evolving mechanism for us to build by challenging what is normal and attempting to reimagine exactly what a running club could be. It's a creative platform. It allows people to contribute and collaborate sincerely. ATTAIN embodies this completely. They have shown how we can reimagine things. They have shown that the reward is the effort itself. And the outcome is happiness, care and support. Much like a running club. It's organic how it all comes together. To us ATTAIN represents and understanding between people wearing their hats.
Over the coming months I will expand this series into a larger project.
In a world dominated by digital platforms, the printed portfolio may seem like a relic from the past. However, there's an undeniable charm and impact that comes with holding a tangible collection of your work in your hands.
...Nizoral it! Head to the motion section to check out the new TV commercial I directed commissioned by McCann Manchester for Nizoral. This new campaign stands as a testament to the brand's commitment to empowering individuals and combating the issue of dandruff with confidence. By infusing vibrant imagery, relatable characters, and a touch of magic... don't just suffer it, Nizoral it!
My work for Shell V-Power is now live and in forecourts across the UK.
Dune Runners is my new project capture the challenging and exhilarating experience of running in the dunes of South Africa. The soft sand makes it harder to keep balance and maintain a steady pace.
See the full series in the Sports Section.
Check out my new Home Tech series in the commissioned section.
Super pleased to announce I received two honourable mentions in the 16th Annual International Color Awards with:
Honorable Mention in Portrait | Israel Adesanya
Honorable Mention in People | BIG SKY
Thrilled to announce I've won twice in this years Communication Arts Photography Annual with my portrait of Isreal Adesanya & Monochrome series.
Of the 2,236 entries to the 64th Photography Annual, only 122 were accepted, representing the work of 121 photographers, making the Photography Annual the most exclusive major photography competition in the world.
Padreis means road trip in Afrikaans.
Featuring Brooklyn & Megan, leaving Cape Town and shot on the windy roads of Bain’s Kloof en route to Du Toits Kloof pools and then the return journey home.
Full Series on the Life Section.
Forgotten Frames is a new series I've uploaded of 35mm frames from across the years from onset outtakes, to my travels around the world.
Check it out in the Life Section.
Nizoal's mixed media Campaign that I shot & directed recently in Waterloo Station.
A new personal project studying the art of form, colour & light.
Check out the full series on the Life section.
I recently shot the new AW 2023 campaign for Monochrome an innovative fashion label.
Commissioned by Drummond Central, I recently shot this series of x 8 OOH ads for Queen Margaret's School for Girls. Set in the idyllic countryside of York, we captured all aspects of the QM Experience.
Check out the full series in the commissioned section...
Here's an outtake from a recent commission for nobull.
More to come...
Here's a BTS taken on a tech recce of an exciting new commission I'm currently working on.
I recently spent two amazing weeks shooting some exciting new projects in Cape Town, keep an eye out for the projects dropping soon.
Over the moon to have two images selected in this years Shot Up North Awards.
First sighting of my new campaign for Nizoral has been spotted on the front cover of the Metro.
Teaming up with FOI, we recently shot an exciting new campaign for MONOCHROME.
That's all I can say or share for now, keep your eyes peeled for the final shots.
Spending some time in Cape Town after a commissioned shoot, I asked the CD about upcoming projects. He explained that he was working on a campaign to work with real drug users to communicate the importance of carrying life-saving anti-opioid overdose medication. A local guide explained that he knew some locations around the townships of Cape Town that face challenges with drug-use, and proposed visiting the area to photograph the people and share information about this medicine.
Recognising the sensitivity of the situation but understanding the importance of such a project, myself, a producer, local guides and security planned how we could carry out the project safely. Together, we drove into one of the townships in the evening and photographed the people there.
I emphasised the importance of working with the community to create the photographs, ensuring the people felt respected.
These are the images. Truthful and raw.
Find the full series in the LIFE. section.
I recently shot the new campaign for inov-8’s new PARKCLAW running shoe.
Design Direction by Founded.
Creative Concept by Steve Daniels.
Please to see the ‘Change of Heart’ campaign I shot for the NHS commissioned by Drummond Central was named best campaign in three categories; Best use of Data and Insight, Best Health and Best Integrated Campaign.
Recently had the pleasure of shooting the one and only Stylebender Israel Adesanya for MYPRO who currently holds the middleweight title, he is also #2 in the UFC men's pound-for-pound rankings. Adesanya is widely regarded as one of the best strikers in mixed martial arts.
Here’s a BTS of a super fun shoot for OOH & TVC I recently shot & directed for MCCAN’s Manchester.
More to follow...
Latest work for outdoor sports brand Inov-8 new Hike range shot in the Lake District.
Here’s a fun, new project featuring Aaron & his favourite pair of Converse x Keith Haring trainers.
Over the moon to announce two of my images from ‘on the road’ & ‘prismatic’ have been selected for the Luerzer’s Archive 200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide 2021/22 annual.
Incredibly proud to be featured in such a prestigious annual amongst so many great photographers.
Commissioned by Drummond Central.
Print, Online & Regional TVC Campaign. Shot in Newcastle, produced by CRXSS.
Over the moon to announce I've been selected for the LensCulture Portrait Awards : Finalist
I’ve created a fun section of all the polaroids onset, outtakes & on my travels.
Check it out.
Ryan recently had his shots of Josh & Dale shortlisted for Portrait of Britain Vol 4.
An evening spent on the Track with the UVU crew.
Super fun commission for Aldi commissioned by McCann's Manchester / Craft.
Really excited to share my latest work with Greggs commissioned by Drummond Central, The agency invited me in at an early stage and working closely with Nichola Elgie & Kev Hughes we were able to help develop authentic and believable scenarios which would lead to much more believable and credible images, using real friends and couples in places they like to go. Greggs has never been something you have to schedule in or book a table for, it’s always been food that fits in with how people live. Available everywhere, enjoyed anywhere. Shot on location throughout the UK to represent the nationwide reach of GREGGS. Thanks to the brilliant Team behind this campaign.
Ryan is now represented in France, by Wonder Paris.
1 in 4 people will experience a mental health issue. Make time to speak to those close to you and remember we’re #StrongerTogether.
A Mental Health Campaign in association with Myprotein.
Working in and around a TV shoot is always a challenge. Using the same lighting set up for film, shooting stills with models that have already been on-set for hours and keeping out of the way of a large, busy crew can make it harder to deliver the level of work you want to. The additional social distancing requirements didn’t help either.
But despite all this, I was more than pleased with the results of my recent two day shoot for Bruynzeel (Brown-sail) Kitchens in Amsterdam. It was hectic, full-on but fun and a good collaborative atmosphere. A mix of product stills, lifestyle and food, all captured in-camera (complementing the TV commercial) will be utilised across print, digital and in-store.