snapshots: Ryan Young
Where did you grow up?
When did you get into photography and why?
My parent would always have a camera around on family trips, but I really got into shooting photos through skateboarding. Initially I was only interested in technique and capturing the tricks.
Where would you say is the best place to shoot? Where is place you haven't been to, but always wanted to?
I don't really have a favorite place to shoot. Although, I seem to have a lot of luck on farms. If I could go somewhere and shoot right now, I'd head to China and explore my family's origin.
Coffee or tea?
Whats your morning ritual look like?
Lately I've been traveling a lot so it's been hard to maintain a consistent morning ritual. When I do have a window of time at home, I like to begin by checking my emails, making coffee, and eating oatmeal. If I'm lucky I'll get a run or skate in as well.
How would you describe your shooting style?
Although I wouldn't consider myself a documentary photographer, I shoot in a documentary style. I like to keep things as natural as possible and embrace the spontaneous moments that happen. I prefer to collaborate with my subjects as opposed to controlling everything in a scene.
What type of music do you listen to? What is your favorite song now?
I listen to everything from doo-wop to hip-hop. Right now my favorite song is This Must Be The Place by Talking Heads.
Any big plans/projects?
I'm shooting some water polo next week! I've never photographed under water, so I'm pretty excited to see how that works.