Thursday, February 4, 2016

+15 Part 3

I've been coming to Calgary, AB for the past few years to photograph at UCAL.  During my visits I've been taking time to work on a personal series based in Calgary's +15 system.

Part 1 was featured in

and Part 2 is here: Part 2 +15

and now for Part 3, the 2016 edition.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015


starting work on a portrait series of creative people i get inspired by.
first up, Coreena 

Monday, March 30, 2015

scan jewels.

i've been working on this little project over the past few weeks.  i borrowed some jewelry from Anita Sikma & Wasted Effort and used my scanner as a camera to create these images.  

Thursday, March 12, 2015

eating a hamburger.

i've been getting into doing long exposure portraits lately.  

this is the newest in my on-going self portraits.  a tribute to 'andy warhol eating a hamburger',  
i present 'ryan wagner eating a hamburger'

"um, my name is  Ryan Wagner, and uh, i just finished eating a, a hamburger"

Monday, February 23, 2015

...and so i practice turning people into trees.

last week i shared a little portrait series i've been working on.  

you are now able to purchase prints of this series up here

the whole series was inspired by this quote:
""...when you go out into the woods and you look at trees, you see all these different trees. And some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, and some of them are whatever. And you look at the tree and you allow it. You appreciate it. You see why it is the way it is. You sort of understand that it didn’t get enough light, and so it turned that way. And you don’t get all emotional about it. You just allow it. You appreciate the tree.

The minute you get near humans, you lose all that. And you are constantly saying “You’re too this, or I’m too this.” That judging mind comes in. And so I practice turning people into trees." - Ram Dass

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

don't kill me.

just getting some ideas together for a new project on consumables called 'Don't Kill Me'

here's a preview.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

+15 (pt.2)

last january i was in calgary and shot photos of their +15 system.  i'm back in calgary and continued this series.