Christopher Ryan (born in Mobile, AL, 1968) is an international conceptual portrait photographer. He studied photography at San Diego City College in 2015 after ending a previous career in project management in the high-rise construction industry.
The real world was more attractive than the academic setting and the decision was made to move to Asia. Thailand served as a base for extensive worldwide travel from January of 2016 until returning with his Lao fiancé in December of 2019. The two were married in January of 2020 and currently live in the French Quarter area of New Orleans.
Christopher’s works are influenced by an unusual childhood which was spent working in the family’s traveling reptile show and vacationing at nudist resorts throughout the south.
Christopher is the owner of Arabi Visual Arts where he curates multiple exhibitions throughout the year as well as representing Vella Vetro Art Glass in the same building (St. Claude Arts Building).