Ryan is currently based in Vancouver, B.C., Canada working as a Unit Stills Photographer in Television and Film.
His documentary work focusses on urban communities. Ryan examines ways in which everyday lives are shaped and forced to adapt in the face of economic and social obstacles. He is particularly fascinated with contrasting and overlapping conditions of health and poverty across first and third world nations.
While working as the Staff Photographer for SEA Globe Magazine in Cambodia, Ryan travelled on numerous and diverse photo assignments throughout the Kingdom and region over a three year period.
One particular highlight from his time working in Southeast Asia was photographing alongside German Director Detlev Buck and German Actor David Kross on the movie set of "Same Same But Different."
Ryan graduated from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design with a Bachelor’s Degree in Photography.
To view Ryan's on-going creative work, please visit: ryanplummer-creative.com
CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh: “The Building" officially known as the Tonle Basaac Apartments or White Building, was a Phnom Penh icon known infamously for prostitution, drugs and child trafficking in modern Cambodia.
“The Building” was originally designed and constructed in the early nineteen sixties as alternative apartment housing for employees of the state.
With the advent of war and a liquidated populace, the modern apartment complex quickly fell into disrepair and began to erode over decades.
After the fall of the Khmer Rouge, “The Building” was occupied by artists from all disciplines mainly for its proximity to the National Theater.
Until it’s recent demolition, this apartment complex was viewed as Phnom Penh's pre-eminent slum: however; a journey into "The Building" reveals much, much more, comprising a unique and strangely beguiling microcosm of Khmer society.
Film and Television Unit Stills Photographer based in Vancouver, BC, Canada
CANADA, Vancouver: A dozen individuals were selected from their respective areas of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside and invited into the studio. With its proximity along East Hastings and Columbia streets, the studio provided me with a rare opportunity to photograph and document many of the neighbourhoods familiar faces in a neutral setting highlighting the raw, gritty and contrasting features that make them unique to this area of the city.
A mix of people comprising low income residents, sex trade workers, First Nations, persons of disabilities, mentally ill, drug dealers, business owners, healthcare professionals and addicts add to and compliment an already existing body of documentary work.