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                                         About Del Ryder and the Winding Road

Del Ryder completed advanced courses in photography from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications / Journalism and the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. He taught as an Adjunct Professor of Photography for the State University of NY at the Tompkins-Cortland Campus. Ryder has exhibited his work extensively in the US and Canada and exhibited at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, NY where selected photographs from his series of new color work were entered into the museum’s permanent collection. He served as the Executive Director of PhotoVisions, a fine art photography gallery and was responsible for curating eight photography exhibitions.


Del Ryder Fine Art Photographer

He opened a photography studio in Syracuse and encouraged by the success of that studio, moved to the West Coast to open a larger advertising photography studio in Irvine, California to serve national and international clients. He won several awards for advertising photography from the Art Directors and Designers of Orange County at annual awards ceremonies. Ryder's simultaneous dual track experience

in fine art and commercial advertising photography has been mutually beneficial to both endeavors. He is mindful and works without preconceptions. He values discovery and finding meaning in everyday things that trigger an emotion.

A partial list of his advertising photography accounts include the following: Allergan, Apple Macintosh, Avis, Beatrice Hunt-Wesson, Bentley Mills, Breyers, Coca Cola, Del Mar Avionics, FireTrac, F.X. Matt Brewing Co., ICN Pharmaceuticals, Ingram Micro, Knudsen, Lawry's, Marathon Inc, Philips Electronics, Ocean Pacific Swimwear, Orange Coast Magazine, Quantum Health Resources, Taco Bell, TRW - Northrop Grumman.


He holds BA and  MS degrees from Syracuse University.



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