Ryan Raz

Photographer, Scientist, Inventor—Some Say Mad

Shore’s lifeless movie sets soaked in Eggleston’s frenzied dye-transfer palettes, semantics concealed by the slick pictorialism of alternative processing, compassionate yet objective precision striving to reconcile the existential void with the gritty, hard-working poetry of the street… This is the immediate visual surface of my work. It pleases, as it is meant to, upon the very first glance. But then, just when you are ready to move on to the next image, like the resonant finish of the best vintage claret, the life seething under the surface makes you stop and take notice: the nondescript, indifferent city street comes to life, inspired by the omnipresent, anonymous silhouettes of humans, of ourselves—rushing to work at dawn, catching a smoke after lunch, doggone tired on the way back home in the evening…



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One Thousand Words Photography Exhibition 


about me

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Works for Sale

Title:   Urban Maximalist  "More Is More"
Size:   36" x 36"
Media:   9 aluminum 12" x 12" tiles
9 medium format film photographs
Series:   10 of each size
$900 36" x 36"
$1,800 54" x 54"
$240 18" x 18" individual panel

Biography & Booking

  • Art Square Gallery 2006
  • Max Magazine Germany 2006
  • Anokhe Magazine 2007
  • Picture The Cure Benefit 2007, 2008
  • Cancer Society of Canada (on their thank you card) 2008
  • Photosho Magazine issues 2 and 3 2007-2008
  • Lake Erie Living Nov 2008
  • Toronto Image Works Gallery Show 2009, 2010
  • Ben Navaee Gallery - Invited Show 2009
  • Square Foot Show 2009



  • City of Toronto Photograph Contest (4 first prizes out of a total of 13 categories with over 700 photographers entered)
  • 2010 Ben Navaee Gallery - Toronto Contact 2010
  • Art Square Gallery 2010
  • Esprit Store  Toronto 2011 (10' high entrance poster)
  • Winner Of The One Thousand Words Photography Fundraising Competition
  • Exhibition at The Mad Bean
  • Exhibition in Cabbagetown 2013
  • Commercial photography (please ask for a quote)
  • Unusual out-of-studio portraits (please ask for rates)