SPIDEY SMITH

 

Raised in San Diego but now residing in Nashville, Ryan got his start as a director in the music video world back in the hay day of MTV.  He's the creative mind behind some of the most iconic videos for  such artists as Enimem, Duran Duran, Gavin Degraw and Cypress Hill. Upon directing music videos for more than a decade, Ryan craved an additional outlet for creativity, thus transitioning into photography.  An additional feather in his hat one would say. Sensing a shift in the music industry, Ryan made a calculated move to Nashville, where he quickly made a name for himself photographing country superstars like Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett and Lee Brice to name a few. 

After years of honing his craft as a director and photographer, Ryan has his sights set on creating stories through advertising. His imagery has a beautiful aesthetic, with a keen eye for striking visuals and a passion to uncover what makes each brand unique and compelling.  Ryan has since directed campaigns for brands like Ford, Vanderbilt University, Home Depot and Ryobi.