Journal: Cars and People Share Spotlight in Photos to Describe Each Other

Cars and People Share Spotlight in Photos to Describe Each Other

By Petrolicious Productions
May 22, 2014

The majority of Ryan Schude’s commissioned work (as well as a great deal of his personal work) includes elaborately staged (or post-produced) portraiture that captures an instant in time. Additionally, the use of an incongruous detail coupled with a broken ‘fourth wall’ gives Mr. Ryan Schude’s photography an uncomfortable interactivity. His photos also tend to have an unnatural balance and symmetry to them that adds to the dynamism. Most importantly however, they all tell a story.

Ryan is also a car guy, and if you check out his personal work, he’s spent quite a bit of time treating cars spotted on the street in much the same manner as his living subjects. In his “Them and Theirs” series, Ryan again uses much of the elaborate staging used in his portraits and treats vehicles as props to describe their owners. But due to their prominence, the cars usually acquire a personality of their own and in some way, the owners begin to describe the cars. There is a very cool, eerie relationship between his subjects and the props he uses to tell a story.

To see more of Ryan’s personal work, click here.

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Mads Jensen
Mads Jensen
7 years ago

Really good pictures, but wow, hipster overload

Ae Neuman
Ae Neuman(@fb_1293493178)
7 years ago

great photos !

Dustin Rittle
Dustin Rittle(@mosler)
7 years ago

I love seeing cars in their natural habitat and by that i mean doing things with people and seeing the passion they have for the creation we all call cars. All the pictures are awesome but im really into the BRAT for some reason 😀