The Grand Rapids, Michigan based Ryan Pavlovich is a life-long music lover and recently fell in love with motorcycle culture.
“I think everyone should experience a great rock concert, and a ride on a motorcycle at least once in their lives, those things can change your thinking sometimes.”
He uses a variety of cameras like the 5DmkII, but is loving the new Fuji X-100 and has it with him at all times.
“I can’t say I have a favorite camera per say, but if I had to pick only one to have it would be my Canon FTB 35mm with a 50mm … that camera is a tank.”
Ryan loves environmental portraits and capturing people and the true life around them. He aims to keep the equipment simple to not overwhelm his subjects. His ongoing artist portrait series began with artist/designer Drew Melton (thepraseologyproject.com) and continues now as he meets new and inspiring artists like designer Chuck Anderson and a host musicians in his local community.
When he’s not traveling Ryan also likes to give back to his community by volunteering with organizations and events like Help-Portrait.
“You can’t really describe how it feels to take part in such a great event, but getting to help out families, hear their stories, and meet new people is a really cool thing. My hats off to Jeremy Cowart and all the people who originally created the event. So much goes into making something like that happen, so its awesome to see so many people involved each year.”
Ryan turns 30 this year and wants to challenge himself and others stay inspired, travel, take lots of pictures and Keep Living. Enjoy a selection of some of our favorite images from his portfolio.
Be sure to Contact Ryan for your next portrait, lifestyle or music shoot.
All Images © 2012 Ryan Pavlovich. Used by permission.