Twenty-nine year-old photographer Ryan Shorosky has been photographing California for almost a decade—and he still isn't done. Originally from southern New Jersey, Shorosky graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2013. Three months later, he obtained his commercial drivers license and began a year on the road working as a long-haul truck driver. His photographs, which have been used by Apple and TESLA, and appeared in TIME, The New York Times, The New Yorker, L'Officiel USA, Vogue, and more, reflect the beauty in isolation and what it means to (always) take the scenic route.
In what ways does nature inspire or inform your work?
Nature is a huge part of my work – even if the pictures or story doesn’t directly portray it. I think the stillness, patience, and reflection that nature provokes is intrinsic in my approach (always learning) not only to my art but to life.
What does it mean to you to be part of a thriving ecosystem?
We’re all in this together so for me to be able to do my part and play my role as both an individual and a member of the global team is really a privilege. Everyone and thing has its purpose to help the system run and thrive and when I’m able to not only share my work but help it connect others then I feel like I’m doing my best job.