ryan began his career as a documentary filmmaker. realising early on that cameramen were rather expensive, he decided to pick up a camera and do it himself, ganging the technical skills that enrich his style and perspective today. four years after completing his first feature length documentary, ryan returned to new zealand to take up a position directing mtv news while concurrently building a strong resume as a commercial director in the advertising industry.
ryan’s natural talent as a cinematographer is paired with an ability to generate high impact imagery with even the smallest of crews. he cultivates relaxed, comfortable environments on set and in turn gets the most out of people in front of the camera, opening the gateway to intimate moments and an insight into the human experience. his technical understanding is also the foundation to creating visually compelling work on a larger scale within the advertising industry.