As opposed to many others in the world, Collins Ryàn (known internationally as "Collins Ryàn - L'artiste") actually started his artistic route in Black and White. Over the past 2.5 decades, he has been using myriads of tools and materials in order to convey his ideas through his Black-and-White and Dichotomous Artworks. With the baseline of both manual and digital graphics specialist, and later on growing to be a professional photographer, the world has been a subject of dramatic lights and shadows. Over the years he also gradually adopted the work in colors. These days Collins Ryàn is known to be harnessing his Black-and-White ideas and applying them on his colorful photography Artworks.
In the capacity as a photography artist, his work is accompanied by his own short essays, songs, or plain illuminations of his feelings in order to draw attention to issues like Love vs. Hate, Peace vs. War, Nature Preservation, and Family Relationships – mentioning only a few. He believes that the final product must convey some deeper meanings, not merely be beautiful or appealing to the beholder. Strong lights and deep shadows never scared him in his art; on the contrary!
As an international photographer and Global Ambassador for Tokina, these days Collins Ryàn teaches other professional photographers both online and in workshops on the professional gear and tools that he does his work with, and how and why to apply a different perspective to their Arts, rather than being committed to following "sometimes, irrational rules" from the photography books or other sources!
Collins Ryàn is known to be committed to giving constructed critics to other professionals' artworks from around the globe.
In the capacity as a professional photographer, Collins specializes and gives his services in several photography genres: product, food, architecture, street, macro, and portraits. He had been a clinician for many years and holds a Master's Degree in the medical and health field. Following a successful surgery of a life-threatening brain tumor, he is even more passionate about helping other people in need. Collins Ryàn has been giving his photography and artistic services secretly, once a month, to organizations and well-deserved individuals who give their time to help the community.
Speaking and learning several languages (he speaks in mixed accent), and having traveled to many continents and countries across the globe, he has the greatest love for his country New Zealand. Throughout 2019-2020 Tokina and Collins started a long-haul international project in order to capture and share with the whole world the unique culture, nature, landscapes, and environment that this country is so famous for.