My name is Ryder Collins and I am a photographer living in Seattle Washington that is in love with photographing those fleeting surprise moments.

I have always been a people watcher, and when I picked up a camera for the first time my natural inclination was to go out on the street and photograph people. I’ve always been attracted to photographing the emotions of people and the oftentimes absurd nature of the human experience. I am most interested in visual storytelling through documentary style photography. 

My current work involves documenting the people of Seattle – how they live, find excitement and resiliency in this city that feels equal parts anxiety and hope. 

Posts by Ryder Collins

What in the hell is santacon?

As a good friend of mine put it (while photographing the event completely sober) “I...

The Fair Project So far

As fair season is winding down I find myself feeling a bit like it’s the...

The West Valley Fair: A Slice of Americana

As part of a larger project, I have been traveling around the state photographing different...

(Not Really) The World’s Slowest Parade

In mid June in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle is the Solstice parade. This annual...
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