“Emerging visual artist Ryan Hopkinson works across film and photography with an aesthetic that plays to the sensibility of fashion and luxury image making. A collision of art and commerce, Ryan’s image making plays on the boundaries between science and technology, blending the techniques and forms of both to create a unique and highly conceptual style. Drawing on in-camera and live special effects practices, Ryan’s style is the result of unique artisanal processes that generate mesmerising and fascinating worlds for the viewer’s imagination to explore.

Through his commercial and personal projects Ryan’s intention is always to unleash the viewer’s imagination whilst inviting an engaging emotional response. Whether static or moving, Ryan’s imagery is always the starting point for a conceptual journey that traverses the forms of sculpture and installation. This approach has been applied to commissions for a range of clients from Sony to Chivas. In collaboration with breakthrough British designer Christopher Raeburn, Ryan created a spiral catwalk sculpture made entirely of Sony Xperia Z smart phones triggered to respond to a custom software hack via wireless remote network. The resulting film marries fashion and technology with an appeal spanning both audiences. The piece pulled in over 500,000 views in its first few days online.

Ryan’s stills have featured in a range of publications including Twin, Creative Review, Printed Pages, 125 and his commercial work has been commissioned and screened by Issey Miyake, Sony, Heineken, Nowness, the British Fashion Council, Nike & Chivas, amongst others.

Interviews: Hunger – Its Nice That – Huh Magazine – OnePointFour

 

Film Installations

Chivas Royal Salute (Alchemy)
Worldwide

Port Magazine
Pitti Uomo 82
Florence, Italy

Christopher Raeburn AW12
Somerset House
Strand, London

Nike Sportswear (Forever Forward 125)
1948 Store
Shoreditch, London

Motilo Launch Party (Anti-Valentines)
Le Baron Mayfair, London

Arcteryx Veilance
Firmament Store
Berlin, Germany

Blog Features

Its Nice That
Dazed Digital
NOWNESS
Vogue
iGNANT
Hypebeast
Promo News
OnePointFour
High Snobiety
Huh
Gestalten
Honeyee

 

Awards

Creative Review Photography Annual 2012
YG11  ADC Young Guns Award
Creative Review Photography Annual 2013

Exhibitions

2011
F/Stop International
Photography Exhibition
Leipzig, Germany

Exposition Collective De Photos
Paris, France

Ala Champ Fest Touring Exhibition
Berlin, Germany
London, England
Melbourne, Austrailia

2012
Creative Review Photo Annual
Tornado Series
Port Magazine Film

2013
Tornado Series
Colette Store
Paris, France

Creative Review Photo Annual
Discipline Series