My name is Ryan Lee Taylor and I am a wildlife, nature, and landscape fine art photographer from Beavercreek, Ohio.
I studied at the New York Institute of Photography, graduating in 2017 with certificates in the Complete Course in Professional Photography and the Intensive Course in Travel Photography. Any other experience I have is self-taught from going out in the field.
My work focuses on the genre of nature photography, and specializing in wildlife, wildflowers, trees and landscapes. Often traveling to far off scenic locations away from home or near as can be. I deliver stylish framed and matted fine art prints while also promoting conservation and wildlife ethics.
Call it experiential photography: documenting the living things around us and delivering that moment to you, the viewer, is my purpose. Reflected in my work is a deep ecological concern for the fragile and precious environments on our planet. However, I tend to focus on what beauty is already there rather than the harrowing consequences of humanity's actions that affect tomorrow.
All the photographs you see on this site were taken in Ohio, most of them from somewhere along or around the Beaver Creek and the Little Beaver Creek, a tributary to the Little Miami River Watershed. My favorite habitat to shoot would be wetlands. Fortunately, I am based right in the middle of the Beaver Creek Wetland Corridor. The multitude of nearby nature preserves, reserves, community parks, wildlife areas and metroparks become my canvas, my sandbox from which I create.
Pre-settlement Ohio was a diverse habitat area. The southwest in particular was largely a mixed oak/beech/sugar-maple forest in its original vegetation. This area of Ohio is known for containing five of the six wetland types such as fens, marshes and creeks. Our state bird is the Northern Cardinal and our state mammal is the White-Tailed Deer. The state cultivated flower is the Scarlet Carnation and the state wildflower is the Large-Flowered Trillium.
I am a member of the North American Nature Photography Association as well as several other professional organizations.
If you are looking for someone to photograph endangered species and to promote nature and conservation, I would be eager to travel and join your team!
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"I'm all about wandering the map in search of greatness."
"The intentions of my work are to inspire people to feel more connected with the natural world. To challenge the viewer to see that nature is an important part of our world we must appreciate every day, and not take for granted. To sit in quiet contemplation of a grand vista or landscape in the evening glow of light or in silent observance of an animal carrying out daily life is unlike any other mindful experience. With my weapon of choice, the camera, armed in hand and ready to squeeze the shutter. I approach my craft two-fold: as fine art that can be appreciated being framed and hung from a wall in a pleasant space, and as photojournalism to document the ever-evolving nature around us. The images I create are meticulously printed, matted, and framed to preserve the real look of what I saw and what I want to share. As seasons change and species grow or disappear, I hope to bring awareness to conserve and learn about these bygones of a forgotten era. If my images make prospective viewers want to learn more and "get out there" then I've done my job.
Acknowledging the past, recording the present, and preserving the future."
Professional Organizations & Memberships
I proudly support these memberships with my donation money, volunteer time, or citizen-science research.
The New York Institute of Photography (NYIP) - Past Alumni
Beaver Creek Wetlands Association - Contributing photographer for quarterly newsletter.
February 2016 - Dayton Daily News Neighbors Selected "Share Your Local Pictures" Weekly Submission
February 1st 2019 - February 28th 2019 - The Gallery at Lofino Plaza/Senior Center - 3868 Dayton Xenia Road, Beavercreek Ohio 45432 - Solo Exhibition
2019 Art & Craft Festivals
Yellow Springs Street Fair - Saturday June 8th, 9pm-5pm
Americana Festival - Thursday July 4th, 9:30am-5pm
Art on the Lawn - Saturday August 10th, 10am-5pm
Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival - Saturday August 17th, 11am-7pm / Sunday August 18th, 11am-6pm
Clifton Gorge Music & Arts- Friday August 23rd, 4pm-11pm / Saturday August 24th, 10am-11pm
Beavercreek Popcorn Festival - September 7th & 8th
Infusion ArtFest - September 15th, 11am-5pm
Yellow Springs Street Fair - October 12th, 9am-5pm
Yellow Springs Art & Soul - Saturday November 16th, 10am-5pm