Ryan Speers is a Photographer and Director of Photography who currently resides in Los Angeles. Born in Iowa and raised in Illinois, his early photographic inspiration stemmed from a fascination with imagery and storytelling. His first studies in lighting and image came from making home movies, where he learned to experiment with lighting to establish mood and evoke emotion. He further developed his creative eye studying film, video, and photography at Columbia College Chicago, receiving his BA in those studies.
Since relocating to Los Angeles in 2010, he’s been employed by several creative agencies and film studios such as Imaginary Forces and Innocean USA.
Recently, he has been a part of the crews for the Peter Berg Directed 2017 Super Bowl Spot produced by Innocean as well as the Main Titles for the Marvel / Netflix show Jessica Jones, designed and produced by Imaginary Forces and nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Main Title Design 2016.
With an understanding of spacial relationships, shape, and color, Ryan loves creating images with a cinematic approach. His excitement in the creative process often finds him searching for inspiration in music, art, and film. It is this delight for the creative process and determination to see it through that makes him of great value to the client.
Ryan’s work has been featured in print and on the web, as well as in Hollywood productions and on major television networks. These productions have sent him internationally to places such as South Africa, Ireland, India, Singapore, and Canada.
In addition to working on his own personal projects, he is always driven to discover new places and brainstorming new ways to use his camera to tell a story.