I grew up where the summers stuck on your skin like honey and lemonade.

I grew up with in a valley surrounded by the giants of nature and beauty of silence.

I am a professional Los Angeles-based freelance outdoor photographer, brand ambassador, and visual storyteller.

I have this wild idea that there is a ridiculous amount of beauty in the world and the more we exercise the muscle of recognizing it, calling it out, and making it ourselves, the easier it becomes to see. I have a passion for the preservation and restoration of our planet and its inhabitants. I’m a husband to an eternally-patient wife, father to two of the most personality-filled daughters, friend to those who can love life, and passionate devourer of sushi.

Writer for SLRLounge , Adobe Ambassador

BRAND WORK AND FEATURESREI, PACSUN, POLER OUTDOOR GEAR, LIFEPROOF, LG, ART OF VISUAL MAGAZINE, NEW YORKER, NATIVE EDGE, RAREFORM, INSTAGRAM, NATIONS FOUNDATION, LIVE FOLK, NEWNIQUE MAGAZINE, POWERPRACTICAL, AFTERLIGHT, FLOTHEMES(365 AWESOME PHOTOGRAPHERS) HECK YEAH PHOTO CAMP, PHOTO FIELD TRIP, FOSTER WORKSHOP, CAMP WORKSHOP, SANCTUARY BELIZE, LOOKSLIKEFILM, UYWI, ONA, SONY BMG

PUBLICATIONS: Design Aglow, The Define School, Alien Skin Software, Newnique Magazine, New Yorker, Nations Journal V.1, Tribe Archipelago, Ona, Yamaha, Sony BMG

What people say

"...Ryan provokes wonder with every photograph he captures." - Nations Foundation

"Ryan Longnecker is one of those one-of-a-kind adventurers you wish you could quit your day job to become." - Newnique Magazine

"...He's an artist from sun up to sun down pouring all of his creativity efforts into something productive." - Jimmy Beech (Alien Skin Software)