Artful Admirations: Jesse Ryan Photography

Working with true kindred spirits doesn’t happen often, but when it does, the results are magical.

I wrote this sentence yesterday and believed every word because it happened to me.  Last month I had the extreme joy of working with a group of artists I am proud to call friends and colleagues.  Jesse Ryan captured a collaboration between myself and Caroline of Paloma’s Nest and I am so grateful to have been introduced to his work.  Given about a week’s notice to come on board our little project, Jesse was ready and willing to get involved.  His enthusiasm floored me.  Opportunity presents itself in difficult ways too often but it is our enthusiasm and willingness to simply jump in and get involved, that creates amazing adventures.  You can see from his work, that Jesse believes in opportunity.  The opportunity to capture a hidden grin or a beam of sunshine trickling through the trees.  Jesse Ryan is all about being there, taking the opportunity and the enchanting moments that result.

Clean and clear, vibrant and spiritual is how I would describe his photographs.  He seems to capture his subjects’ heart and soul with the help of a sharp eye for perspective and composition.

Light and shadow also play a huge role in the drama of Jesse’s work. The shots above seem to paint a canvas of light.

Thank you Jesse for your incredible talent and kindness.   Your light-a-fire approach to life is obvious in each shot.  I cannot wait to see more.

“The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.”
–Dale Carnegie