Images by West

Photographs with a story

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A New Perspective is a project and challenge that I have started to challenge the technical photographer as well as put the saying "This is a great photo, you must have a nice camera" to rest. It encompasses a wide variety of cameras, film and digital, that are loaned to me for a week at a time for an entire year. My project will start in June of 2017 and end June of 2018, so in this time frame if you would like to loan me a camera, shoot me an email over at ryanwestphotography@gmail.com . At the end of…
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“Crisis” is a project that I am undergoing with the help of various performing artists to create awareness for Alzheimer's and the loss of identity that comes with it. I have seen first hand what Alzheimer’s can do in a short period to the individual and the family surrounding them. As the disease progresses and affecting the mind, the individual begins to slip into a trance like state and lose what used to make them, them. Heavy shadows and the lack of facial features aids in the concept that they aren’t themselves anymore. I have chosen performing artist for this…