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 in N.Y. and an Instructor of Photography at S.U.N.Y/ Tompkins-Cortland.
His photographs have been exhibited in twenty-three shows in the U.S. and Canada. Following an exhibition of twenty color photographs at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, N.Y., his photographs were entered into 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 publishing credits have appeared in several magazines. In national competition he won the Gold Award for Magazine Photograph of the year for a full page spread appearing in Orange Coast Magazine. A feature length article about his work including photographs and his working methods ran in Studio Photography & Design Magazine. He retired in 2010 and returned to full time fine art photography. He is devoting most of his time to shooting, preparing work for exhibitions and a book publication scheduled for 2020.