Ryan Heywood grew up on Australia’s NSW Central Coast. It was in this historically rich surf environment where his infatuation with nature and the ocean spawned. His forays into photography were founded in high school where a natural ability to burn beautiful moments to film formed. At 20 he started to work commercially as a photographer, allowing him time to experiment with the various tools that accompany image art. Medium format cameras, 35mm SLR’s, Polaroid’s, water housings and skateboards all became essential tools to his unique vision. Having successful solo shows in both Australia and the US, Ryan consistently shoots editorial and advertising for surf industry heavyweights while creating visual diaries and steering his online bodysurfing magazine. In this episode of InnerViews, we visit Ryan’s studio and discuss photographic inspiration, celluloid expression and his fondness of capturing those sacred moments.
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