Born in Annapolis, Maryland where he spent most of his earlier years. It wasn’t until he moved with his family to Florida that he was able to get into photography. Initially photography was just a hobby for him, that is until some of his pieces were published locally. From there he became a freelance photographer for a tourist magazine. A few years later Ryan was able to use his skills with photography in a different light. As a private investigator he was able to explore another side to the photography industry in dealing with videography. He has lived everywhere from Florida, to Seattle, to Asheville, and finally back home to Maryland. It was after moving to the shore with his family that he decided to pursue his hobby once again. In December 2017 Ryan, with the help of his business partner, decided to create what is Near and Far Media.