Breaking Berlin

I’ve had the pleasure of living vicariously through this photographer for probably a decade now and he never ceases to amaze me. He’s the Sean O’Connell to my Walter Mitty. Skilled at anything he touches this dude has had his hand into a little of bit of everything. From being a seasoned aggressive skater, skateboarder, snowboarder, fixed gear enthusiast, software UI designer and illustrator, fashion consultant, model, score composer and now photographer he is like a cross between a humble version of Vincent Gallo and Winnie the Pooh; he has a strong eye and ear for what’s interesting but would wish you a Happy Thursday while peddling a fixed gear to his favorite coffee shop.

With photography being his latest venture over the past few years, I’ve been really impressed by his selection of images. He has captured everything from protests to faces to sneakers. From National Geographic Traveller to Highsnobiety, his work would equally fit onto the cover of Fashion magazines to Time magazine. Spending almost a decade moving around through a variety of big cities his images feel very natural. Like a classic Tom Wait’s tune, while looking at his narrative photographs you feel as though you are there, wondering what else is happening outside the view of the camera. He isn’t afraid to release an image as naturally captured but finds no shame in applying obvious post production techniques if it gives him an image that’s pleasing.

He is a welcomed addition to creative circles of Berlin because of his approachability and creative eye. Click on any of the images below to be taken to a small sample of his work.

-Chris

Portfolio – http://ryanhursh.com

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Untitled Bosphorus Istanbul 2012

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Nike Air Python Black DSM NYC SP DSC_1887 (B)
To Serve And Protect 01 and 02 Occupy Wall Street New York City 2011

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To Serve And Protect 03 Occupy Wall Street New York City 2011

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Unknown New York City 2009

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A Recap of Bread and Butter Berlin January 2014

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These Grey Days 07 Zahra Berlin 2013

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Mario New York City 2011

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Nike X Dover Street Market NY – Air Python Highsnobiety

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Ryan Hursh
Ryan Hursh – Self Portrait 2011

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