Ryan Blackwell is an up and coming fashion Art Director and Co-Founder of award winning website beyondphotography.online. As an Art Director and Producer for BMB Baird Group, he has consistently challenged high street fashion imagery through campaigns with leading brands such as Debenhams, Ben Sherman, Gibson London, and Antique Rogue to name a few. Advertising campaigns for such notable companies who are at the pinnacle of the high street, have consistently kept Blackwell in the position to produce and develop fresh imagery that reflects the fast changing pace of the fashion industry. Since graduating university in 2016 with a degree in Cinema & Photography, he has dedicated the early stages of his career to developing high end campaigns, working with leading photographers, stylists, and models.
Ryan's role combines the values of marketing with art direction and production, his role at BMB Baird Group involves seeing the photoshoots from the conceptualisation stage up until their end use, such as store windows, web assets, lookbooks, and so on.
With a commitment to photography, art and fashion, Ryan Blackwell co-founded Beyond Photography, an experimental image making platform which continues to challenge 21st century art making. As creative director, he has collaborated with seasoned artists from all over the globe - Stefan Gunnesch, Shawn Huckins, Tyson Ibele, and Niv Roz to name a few. The innovative platform is a collaborative effort between the art director and Nastassia Winge who have held two successful exhibitions in 2018, as well as create and run an E-store for original prints. Since its inception, Beyond Photography's mission is simple: to encourage the public to engage with, and understand, art in the digital age.
Ryan Blackwell currently resides in the UK working as a senior art director for BMB Baird Group, as well as Co-Founder of Beyond Photography, and as a freelance art director and consultant.