My work is a series of self portraits. Even though my face does not appear in any of the images, my fantasies, experiences, fears and inner most thoughts are exposed for everyone to see. Although my photographs are autobiographical, my hope is that they are relatable to others and through my use of vibrant color and whimsical themes, the deeper meanings are extracted so that the viewer sees a bit of themselves in my work.
I am a fine artist and regularly submit my work to museums and galleries. I have shown all over the Tampa Bay area and in Baton Rouge, LA as well as having photographs published in The Weekly Planet, *tbt, covers of Friday Extra and most recently, Creative Loafing.
I am currently looking for models (both male and female) to add to my portfolio. My work is very conceptual and fun, so great personalities are a plus. I request that all models sign a basic release form since I do show my work in a gallery-type setting. Send me a message if you are interested in working with me! Please don't be offended if I don't respond right away or turn you down at the moment. I have very specific looks for certain shoots and am always looking for the perfect fit. But I do love hearing from everyone and I will have many projects in the future so please keep in touch! Thanks!
Also, check me out at: www.myspace.com/ryanpradophotography
I have had my work displayed at the Tampa Museum of Art, The Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, solo show "Ryan Prado SHOT Me" in Feb 2009 as well as the covers of Friday Extra and Creative Loafing.
I have worked with local designers and musicians on various ad campaigns and promotional shoots. Check out some of this work in my gallery.