photo by: alyson watson

photo by: alyson watson

I’m Ryan

I’m a visual journalist who’s captured a little bit of everything, but it’s the great outdoors that have always fascinated me. And to compliment a background rooted in storytelling, I recently finished a master’s degree in interdisciplinary ecology at the University of Florida.

Through traditional photo and video, as well as more immersive mediums of 360º video and photogrammetry, so begins the work of bringing science and storytelling together to help protect the wild things and places I cherish most.

Other fun facts include being half-Vietnamese; an FAA Part 107-certified drone pilot; and a certified open water diver. When not behind a camera, I can probably be found with a cigar and whisk(e)y or training at my local Muay Thai gym.

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well."

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Partial Client List

  • ESPN

  • Feld Entertainment

  • TIME Magazine

  • Univ. of North Carolina

  • Visit Florida

  • The Washington Post