Ryan is an independent Director of Photography and Post-Production Supervisor based in Chicago. He has been working professionally for over 10 years, doing visual storytelling and media management for education, corporate, government agencies, small businesses, and independent motion picture productions, and music videos. Recent clients include Northwestern University, The University of Chicago, Ashland University, Sarpino's Pizzeria, Chicago Fire Dept, Make-a-Wish, and others. He most recently served as Director of Photography & Co-Creator for the 'Conrad' pilot. Shortly after he co-founded parent company, Lakefront Pictures, LLC, with business partner/producer/co-creator Jennifer Karum, as a production company to continue producing once Conrad Series is acquired by a network. In addition to cinematography Ryan has post-produced each project Lakefront Pictures has produced since inception.
His guidelines for cinematography are very simple: create an image/experience that is memorable, can connect with audiences, and helps advance the story.
Aside from videography and filmmaking, Ryan has hobbies in photography and computers.