About Ryan - Ryan Black's Photography
The Young Bear

About Me

Welcome to my short Bio which you will have to excuse as it really is SHORT. I'll be working on it more in the future. I hope what you find in my work is that I live to explore, appreciate, and to inspire others to do the same!


I am married to a wonderful woman, and father to two awesome kids. My wife is so gracious to let me journey out to capture God's creation. The older I get, the harder I've found it is to leave them at home to do this work, so it's clear to me that I'll just have to take them with me more and more!


I've been carrying a camera professionally now for decade and it's been a great journey. Not all of my work is wrapped up in what you see here, but in 2010 I opened a commercial photography business which has been such a blessing.


Since pursuing this craft with a mind of always improving my technique, I've won several awards that in my mind were well earned. A lot of sweat, some blood and a even a broken bone has gone into the making of my portfolio.  Stories that I try to tell, and some still too fresh to expose the mishap in venture.


Thank you for stopping and viewing my work. I truly hope that you continue to do so, but more importantly that you are inspired to explore and appreciate all that is around us. 


- Ryan


Frozen Copper

Frozen Copper

Welcome to Chitna, AK. This view overlooks the Copper River, a mighty and powerful river that has claimed its fair share of lives. The water rushes downstream at a fast rate, carrying within it thick silt. During the summer months, it is one of the more popular rivers where residents dip-net for salmon. The fog lifting off the river is a good indication of how cold it was, below zero, near -20 degrees fahrenheit.

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