Ryan Lips is a native New Orleanian whose family roots in the region date back to the 1750s. He graduated from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in communications. He grew up as an artist – working with pencil and charcoal – creating drawings of people, places, and everything in between.
A leukemia diagnosis on Christmas Eve of 2011 spurred him to take photography more seriously and he hasn’t looked back.
Ryan’s landscape photography was published in the award-winning book The Gardener’s Garden available on Amazon. He is available for commissioned work and was a participating photographer in the 2016 PhotoNOLA annual festival of photography.