Del Ryder is an Orange County based fine art photographer with an MS from Syracuse University. He was executive director of PhotoVisions, a photographers' cooperative gallery in N.Y. and an Instructor of Photography at S.U.N.Y/ Tompkins-Cortland.


He has exhibited in twenty-three shows in the U.S. and Canada. Following an exhibition of new color work at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, N.Y., his photographs entered their permanent collection.


Del moved to Southern California to open a studio specializing in advertising photography that served local, national and international clients* for twenty four years. His work has appeared in several magazines. In national competition he won the Gold Award for Magazine Photograph of the year for a double page spread appearing in Orange Coast Magazine. A feature length article on his work including photographs and his working methods ran in Studio Photography & Design Magazine. He retired from commercial photography in 2010 and returned to full time fine art photography. He is devoting his time to shooting, preparing work for exhibitions and a book publication scheduled for 2021. 

*A Partial Client list

Allergan, Apple Macintosh, Avis, Beatrice Hunt-Wesson, Bentley Mills, Breyers, Coca Cola, Del Mar Avionics, F.X. Matt Brewing Co., Ingram Micro, Knudsen, Lawry's, Philips Electronics, Ocean Pacific (Swimwear), Orange Coast Magazine, Quantum Health Resources, TRW (Northrop Grumman).