title. Return Ticket To Moments Otherwise Gone

name. Harry Ryan

right now. Third Year studying Economics at the University of Edinburgh

instagram. @hryanphotography

Can you describe the moment you wanted to capture?

With the big cats, I wanted to focus on the intensity of the stare and tried to contrast the black with the piercing yellow of the eye. With the weaver, it was all about the intricacy of the nest-building process in motion.

Where were you when you realised you wanted to make this piece of art?

All three photos were taken in the Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa. With my mum working out in SA for a while, I visited a lot and photography became the way to remember all the experiences and memories. The more photos I took the more I enjoyed it.

Were you listening to music when you created this piece?

Part of the experience of Africa or the Bush is the noise and calls that surround you.


What have you learnt since creating this piece?

To always carry a camera, you never know when you will need it. I’ve missed some amazing things but when you do take a great photo, it really is rewarding

Where do you dream of living?

I’m a bit of a city boy, so probably New York, and I want to get more involved in urban photography but I would still need the ability to travel to the outdoors.

What does yellow remind you of?

Depends what kind of yellow, it can be very bold and vibrant, standing out as a centerpiece and create a vivid contrast, or it can be very subtle, such as a sunset and bring a warmth.