Sometimes we come across photos of faces that don’t tell us anything, other times we get lost in their eyes and look at them so deeply that we understand their emotions. Often this happens thanks to the skill of the photographer and if there’s one thing Ryan Muirhead knows how to do, it’s this.
Ryan Muirhead is an American photographer. After spending his younger years in close contact with the world of cinema thanks to his father who was a camera operator and working as an assistant camera operator himself, in 2006 he discovered a passion for photography.
All it took was one shot to fall in love with this art and devote as much time to it as he could.
Attending courses and fine-tuning his style with lots and lots of practice, Ryan Muirhead got to where he is now, but already at the beginning of his career he showed a strong interest in one subject in particular: faces.
Ryan Muirhead’s are portraits, sometimes in color and sometimes in black and white, that manage both to celebrate the shapes of faces through cuts of light and games of contrasts, but also reveal something else.
Whether or not they look straight into the camera, we are there, beside them, just as Ryan was at the moment of the shot. Our eyes scrutinize them, analyze them, following the lines of their faces and bodies in an intimate moment between us and the subject.