The Edge of the World

This was much, MUCH safer than it probably looks, thanks to a bit of Photoshop magic. Art is nice, but not killing someone is much better.

Camera: Nikon D3s
Lens: 11-image “Brenizer method” panorama with the Nikon 85mm f/1.4G (equivalent of 43mm f/0.7 according to Brett’s calculator)

May - A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! waw

Jennifer Lerner - Hi, my name is Jennifer Lerner, and I have been following your photography for about 5 years now. I remember your profile randomly came up on Flickr, and ever since then, I have been immediately in love with your photos – you are, in my eyes, the best photographer of our time. I was looking at your About Me section and you were talking about your staff of assistants, and it got me thinking that maybe there was some way I could get involved. I tried to look on your website to see if I could apply to any internships or job openings, but I didn’t see any, so I wanted to write to you directly.

Before I even get into why I would love to play a part in the amazing business you have set up for yourself, I wanted to talk about what photography means to me:

When I was growing up, I never thought of myself as an artistic person. I was the tomboy who walked around with what I thought was hot shit but really just crappy, outdated Diadora soccer shorts, and preferred playing sports with the guys than being trapped inside drawing pictures of rainbows. In any case I couldn’t draw if my life depended on it, so “art” was never something that completely captivated me. That changed in 2003, with my photography class, an introduction to film photography. Instantly, I fell in love, and I was the nerd that hogged the darkroom every chance I got. When I was shooting pictures, developing film, or printing pictures, my mind was still. NOTHING, not even soccer (my first love) has ever been able to have that effect on me like photography has. Nothing makes me happier and nothing makes me believe in myself more than photography. Photography has literally saved my life in many instances, and I am forever grateful to have it in my life.

I would feel like the luckiest girl in the world if I got to work under you. I feel like the more I learn about photography, the more that I realize is out there to learn, which inspires me. If somehow there are any openings with your company, I just ask for the chance to apply.

I’m sure you get hundreds of emails, and above all, emails that ask similar things that I do, so I appreciate your patience and the time you took to read my mail.

Thanks again, and I hope you have a great day :).



PS My Facebook page has more recent pictures than my Flickr page. You can find it at

Mercedes - So pretty! I love that light.

Mary - Nicely composed with a dreamy look. well done!

Krista Cleary Yagci - first, I drooled over the skills and creativity this photo demonstrate, then I threw up in my mouth due to my fear of heights. I realized she was sitting on the ledge and the adrenaline surged through my body! I can’t look!

Geoff Kirby - Just stunning Ryan, stunning!

Michael Mitchell - Very, very nice image. Great work…as usual!

Elissa Rïnehart - That is damn gorgeous.

Réjean Brandt - Great panorama! Something looks a little off with her hand and wrist though. Was this a composite?

Shaun Anthony - inspiring

Kelsie - It doesn’t look dangerous, at all.

Sachin Khona - So good Ryan!

Christopher Bunce - Your images are always so inspiring and technically brilliant! Ever since I started following your work, I have been pushing myself to do better and my work has come on in leaps and bounds! Thanks

Martin Hambleton - Wow. Just …. wow. Amazing composition, fantastic light. Scary height!

Doug Batchelor - Lots of nice things in this one Ryan! Most of all I really like how the golden brown tones of the city match so well with her hair and outfit.

wil - Very Kool. My shoot in NY got cancelled due to rain so I’m jealous!

alyda - ridiculously amazing RB! just whoa!

Sandra - So beautiful! Where is this rooftop? Love this photo!