Today we introduced you the work of Philadelphia, PA based photographer Mike Ryan in a story starring beautiful Emily Chang.
“This is a set I shot with Emily Chang this summer in my studio. The studio is on the top floor of our building, none of which is air conditioned, needless to say it was a hot and steamy day. This was the 3rd time I’ve shot with Emily and she’s a real pleasure to work with, handling the heat like a champ.
I shot with both digital and film on this particular afternoon, I’ve included a short story through each. Often times I struggle with conceptual shooters block. Most times this results in taking a reflective walk through the hallways of the building where my studio is located, with the occasional window gazing. I choose to shot the majority of these sets in those hallways in attempt to illustrate the feelings of creative helplessness, in a general sense, through Emily.
The other concept I was interested in exploring through this shoot was my the never ending possibility of reediting digital work, Something that I find myself plagued with often (this digital set being an example). The idea was to shoot two sets of images, one analog and one digital and see how they ended up pairing.
The title, ‘Now & Then’, speaks to regularity of my conceptual blocks as well as a small play on the combination of digital and analog as mediums.”