Yo! More photo nerd stuff:) Here is what went into making the below image: Pretty stoked on this photo. I made this for the NIGHTMARE AFTER CHRISTMAS admat / flyer for an upcoming concert. My band, Story of theYear, typically does an annual blowout hometown show at the Pageant in St Louis, MO, and I … Continue reading Making Nightmare After Christmas Image
YO! For obvious reasons I may have a slight bias in opinion, but this promo shot for Story of the Year is one of my favorite band photos I've ever made: One of things I am most proud of as it relates to my band, Story of the Year, is that we're independent. We're doing … Continue reading Story of the Year Band Portrait
Did some portraits in my garage this weekend with the lovely Symotris. (Great name, huh?!) Even though it was 175 thousand degrees in my garage and we were surrounded by tools and bikes instead of being at some fancy art-directed location, I was super excited about this set up, as I love environmental portraiture. It's … Continue reading Garage Portrait Shoot
Howdy! It's been 2 years since I've written on here. In 2016 I got all energized about starting a blog because I love to write. Then this happened: Almost immediately I became acutely aware of just how much writing I actually do on Instagram, and felt a blog was approaching redundant. Maybe the ROI of … Continue reading I’m back!
Yo. I can’t fucking sleep. Instead I'm drinking Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, listening to The Wolf Of Wall Street, and I just decided to write. I think I'm going to write about photography. Yep. My first experience with cameras as an outlet for creativity was in my early teens. I took pictures with a little … Continue reading A Journey
Hey Utah. I love you. A couple weeks ago Story of the Year headlined a festival in Salt Lake City, Utah, because we’re kind of a big deal. I flew in 2 days early to have myself a good ol’ micro-adventure, and decided that instead of doing the hotel or tent & rental car thing, … Continue reading Salt Lake City
Yo! Welcome to my inaugural blog post! My name is Ryan Phillips, I play guitar in the internationally known rock band Story of the Year, I am a photographer, and an enthusiastic taker of bubble baths. Mostly though, I am a dreamer. I’ve spent most of my life chasing and ultimately living a dream called … Continue reading Welcome.