Sunday, November 30, 2008

The blog has moved

After a redesign of my website, the blog is now hosted there. Here is a link to the new blog. Please check that out and have a look at my new website.

Monday, November 24, 2008


This was from a story on accessibility issues in Park City. Dave Nichols is a bobsled driver, skier, and all around cool guy.

Monday, November 17, 2008

In Print

Friday, November 14, 2008

Manipulated photos from world governments

After a suspected 'photoshopped' photo of Kim Jong-il was covered by the Times of London and the NY Times this week, I was surprised to hear today that an altered image was supplied by the U.S. Department of Defense to the Associated Press. 

A couple of these articles mention the recent Iranian missile test photos that were digitally manipulated. I'm wondering why the NY Times hasn't covered the U.S. photo manipulation yet.

This is frustrating as a media consumer but especially as a photojournalist. When photos like these surface in respectable news outlets, every photojournalist's credibility suffers. It sucks, but that's the way it is.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Immigrant family bears brunt of economic downturn

Hard times made harder by employer who doesn't pay. 

Please watch this 3 minute multimedia piece.

Also, I wrote a story this time  - please read the story too.

'Of course' she will vote

Silver Springs resident Gretchen Tally, 103, will likely be the oldest person who votes in Summit County this year. Here she plays the harmonica at her home as her dog howls in the background.


Friday, October 31, 2008

Marcus Bleasdale's new work

I can't believe how consistent this guy has been. Marcus Bleasdale's work is really moving and visually impressive. Here's a link to his recent story, Somalia Exodus.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Dogs in costumes

Superdog and the skunk.

Yuri Kozyrev

My favorite photographer of the week is Yuri Kozyrev of Noor Images. I saw him show his work at the Eddie Adams Workshop last week and this guy has been on top of his game for a while now. See his work from Iraq.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Multimedia: Teen Pregnancy

I attended the Eddie Adams Workshop last weekend and had the opportunity to work with Mariah Neal, 17, who shared with me what it is like to become pregnant at such a young age. Thank you Mariah for your openness and generosity.

Teen Pregnancy from David Ryder on Vimeo.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Tipping Point

Here's how some recent stuff looked in print.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

My shoes on the job

Not a complaint in the world right now. This is me on the back of an ATV while shooting a 'tough jobs' story at a small dairy farm a little bit ago. Look for those pics coming up soon.

Friday, October 03, 2008

James Nachtwey's XDR-TB Project

Work that needs to be seen. Nachtwey's new story on extreme drug resistant tuberculosis.

Also see his recent 20 minute TED talk. Very interesting if you are a fan or have not seen him speak before.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

sly fox

inspired by nas. 

Wednesday, September 03, 2008


Monday, August 04, 2008

Kyla and Brandon

I couldn't have asked for a better group of people to work with. Kyla and Brandon are great people and their wedding was a tear-jerker and a really special thing to be a part of. I'll post some more later.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Dupay court appearance

I was the pool photographer for a court story that the AP was interested in, which meant that a lot of news outlets picked up my photos, including msnbc, yahoo, and Pretty exciting to see my work all over like that. 

Teddy Dupay is a former Florida basketball player who is charged with a rape and kidnapping that allegedly took place at an upscale resort at Deer Valley.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008


wow....Triple Crown World Series of Softball...rolls into town and takes over Park City can imagine the chants, the decorated cars, the teen girl madness...

Monday, July 07, 2008

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Mountain Biking

Well the first week of work was pretty damn fun. I met and photographed the attorney general of Afghanistan, shot a rodeo, a huge mountain biking tournament, and a million other things. Below are some biking pics. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Aztec in DF

Here is a link to some of my work from time spent with a family of Aztec dancers who work in Mexico City. This was part of my project during the Foundry Photojournalism Workshop.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Eddie Adams workshop

I feel truly honored to have been accepted into the Eddie Adams workshop for this October. Barnstorm XXI is a class of talented photojournalists and it humbles me when I see who is on that list. 

Here is a link to the roster.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Foundry workshop

I am currently in Mexico City having an amazing experience photographing a family of Aztec dancers while participating in the Foundry Photojournalism Workshop. The week is an intense schedule of shooting, critiques, slide shows and lack of sleep. Highly recommended.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

New work in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Follow this link to see a Seattle P-I gallery with my images from a story on the women's pro football team in Seattle, the Majestics. My images are mixed in with P-I photographer Grant Haller's, and mine begin at photo number 2.

These ladies are great athletes, and cool people too.


I just moved to Park City, Utah and it was beautiful and sunny. That was a relief after suffering through a long, dreary, never-ending winter in Seattle. Then we got snow and lightning tonight. Living in the mountains is a blast though...uh, yes the pun was intended...

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Suzanne and Anthony Wedding

Take a look at their wedding gallery. What a way to start the wedding season! Suzanne and Anthony were so laid back and fun to work with. Thanks guys.

Sunday, June 08, 2008


did i spell that right?

here is a snap from a wedding i just shot. thanks for looking.

Friday, May 30, 2008

What's wrong with this picture?

Make sure to click on the image to see it large.
Another from the house fire. See the gallery in the post below.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

House Fire Gallery

Here is a gallery of images from my house fire:

Thanks for looking.

House Fire

Tragedy strikes and it can be difficult to photograph...especially when the tragedy is in my own life... This is an image from a personal essay about a big fire at my house. More to come...

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

New job

I just accepted a position in Park City, UT for chief photographer at the Park Record, a paper that prints twice per week. Life is good.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Another from the vault

Possible news on a new staff job at a paper...more info to come...

As I work out some kinks in my brain, I have to post a couple of photos from the vault. New work to come soonest...

Old portrait. Summer 2007.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

From the vault

Washington's Joel Smith. He doesn't score a ton, but when he does, it's with style. This is a recent addition to the 'sport' gallery. Other new or updated galleries are Cuba, Cockfighting in Cuba, and Food and Wine.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

NYC street photography

From a short visit this week. Click to see em large, with true color.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Website idea

Trying out new looks for the front page of my's one idea

Saturday, April 19, 2008


Monday, April 14, 2008

'A Photo Editor' Promo

I made the cut for the promo over at Rob Haggart's 'A Photo Editor' blog. It's a slide show of his top picks of talented photographers, meant to connect photo editors and art buyers with photographers. Click here to see it.

My image is #97 and looks like this:

Update: I realized I can embed the slide show, so here it is --