“Ryan Hopkinson is a director and photographer with an unmistakable concept-led aesthetic. It is through a broad and unique configuration of interests that inform the tonality and discipline of his work. Ryan often explores the beauty of his subjects through minimal set design or highly art directed large scale installations, always with the focus to capture everything in-camera regardless of the challenge. This has lead to creative and diverse alignments that wouldn’t normally be considered and through this process a rich knowledge has been gained of tried and tested live manipulations, alternative materials and technical processes.
This process has lead to detailed sculptures and intricate sets being designed and made that have gone beyond their use to aid Ryan's photography or film campaigns and given a renewed purpose through installations and in-store sculptural pieces. When not executing direct briefs from agencies Ryan is often heavily involved in shaping the early concept stages of projects, helping both agencies and brands define their concepts with a wide range of hand selected collaborators from disciplines that span photography, film, fashion and technology worlds.
His commercial work has been commissioned by a broad range of brands and editorial clients including Issey Miyake, Moncler, Dom Perignon, Lexus, Nike, Wallpaper, Sony, Nowness, Twin magazine & Creative Review amongst others.