Ryan Maheu is living his dream. Since trading in his Swiss made chisels and Japanese handsaws for analog and digital photography, you can catch him spending his days crafting beautiful imagery for clients that believe a space is so much more than just space.
With a deep appreciation of the fundamentals of film and an almost spiritual philosophy for the art, it’s clear after working with Ryan that he can bring that belief to life in his work.
“It’s a high I am always chasing; one I only catch when everything comes together at 1/100th of a second.”
As a New England native Ryan’s love of photography started at quite an early age. He received his first camera at the age of eight, before a family trip to Florida. Memories of having the view finder glued to his eye, capturing his surroundings was a thrill that no ride on Space Mountain or spins on the Tea Cups could beat. To this day, Ryan can still hear himself telling his parents about a hundred times that week, “I’m out of film! Can we get more?” Maybe it was the strange surroundings of palm trees and flamingos but from that moment on “I knew photography was a part of me and that it would never leave me.”
Driven by his love of design, Ryan attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and the New England School of Photography where he was awarded Honors in Advertising Photography, Portfolio Honors and the Tyler Munroe ACES Award. These three awards are the highest given by the school. His training in furniture making and boat building also gives him a unique appreciation for everyday structures.
Since leaving NESoP, Ryan has gone on to work with national and international clients such as Crate & Barrel and Gibson Sotheby’s and continues to establish new relationships every day. With each new opportunity, it’s clear that Ryan is living his dream and won’t be waking up anytime soon.