Tam Ryan







Tam Ryan

Tam Ryan

Fine Art Photography Mesa, AZ


I received my first camera at age ten from my father, who had learned darkroom photography from a prominent photojournalist. That first starter camera sparked my interest in photography from that day forward. By the time I was in my twenties, I realized that photography would be a part of the rest of my life. I have lived in the Southwestern United States for over thirty years. My interests originally centered on the region's unique attributes, especially its vast landscapes. Then, in recent years, I have enjoyed narrowing my focus on birds, other wildlife and desert flora. My other interests are architecture, abstracts in architecture and abstracts in nature. Being outside with nature is the most rewarding part of expressing myself with photography because of the beauty and serenity. It evokes the creative spark that challenges me to portray what I see in the best possible light.

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Published Works:
*Featured Cover Photo on Arizona Highways Magazine's Facebook page (January 2014)
* Over 60 images published in Friday Fotos in the Arizona Highways Magazine blog

Published in The Arizona Daily Star newspaper
Published in The Arizona Republic Newspaper
Published in Lake Havasu Chamber of Commerce Publications
Published in Havasu Magazine
Published in Discover Havasu Magazine
Published in Guide to the Western Sunbelt Magazine
Published in The Sun Newspaper
Published in Lake Havasu Yacht Club brochure
Published in Beachcomber R.V. Resort brochure
Published in Colorado River Guide
Published in London Bridge Days Brochure
Published in Travel Poker (A Retix Publication) May/June 1990 issue:
Published in Mohave County Phone Book

Other Accomplishments:

* First Place award for 'Skull Shadow' August 2009 Judged by Photo-Artist Glyn Davies

* Featured Photographer during all of May 2008 and November 2012 at The Irish Cultural Center in
Phoenix, Arizona during the Friday Art Walk

* Winner in twelve categories in the Arizona Office of Tourism, Arizona Summer Scene '92 Photo contest, judged by Carlos Elmer, renowned photographer for Arizona Highways Magazine

* Front cover photo for the 1984 Mohave County phone book, Kingman, Arizona

* Grand prize of the Lake Havasu area Film Commission's Film in Arizona Photo Contest (May 1980)

*Art show ribbons awarded as a member of the Lake Havasu Art Guild, Lake Havasu City, Arizona (1980's)

Other Publications:
Coffee table photo book, "Arizona Treasures" is for sale at this link:

Copyright 2014 Tam Ryan Photography, All Rights Reserved
Copying, altering, displaying or redistribution of any of these images

without written permission from the artist is strictly prohibited.!


Aloe 7110-042418-1 by Tam Ryan


Bee 6908-042318-1cr by Tam Ryan


Mourning Doves 6963-042318-1cr by Tam Ryan


Argentinian Giant Echinopsis 5897-041118-1cr by Tam Ryan


Sandhill Cranes 5968-022015-1cr by Tam Ryan


Cactus Blooms 6496-041818 by Tam Ryan


Hummingbird 6750-041818-1cr by Tam Ryan


Antelope Sqirrel 6632-041818-1cr by Tam Ryan


Mourning Dove 6579-041818-1cr by Tam Ryan


Palo Verde Tree 5994-041818 by Tam Ryan


Green Heron 6081-041818-1cr by Tam Ryan


Kildeer Adult and Chick 6020-041818-1cr by Tam Ryan


Kildeer Adult 6280-041818-1cr by Tam Ryan


Kildeer Display 6000-041818-1cr by Tam Ryan


Kildeer Display 6303-041818-1cr by Tam Ryan


Gambel's Quail 6057-041818-1cr by Tam Ryan


Kildeer Adult and Chick 6019-041818-1cr by Tam Ryan


Mourning Dove 5875-041118-1 by Tam Ryan


Desert Rose 5964-041118-1 by Tam Ryan


Cactus 5940-041118-1 by Tam Ryan


Cactus 5936-041118-1 by Tam Ryan


Mourning Dove 5875-041118-1cr by Tam Ryan


Cactus Needles 5930-041118-1 by Tam Ryan


Argentine Giant 5893-041118-1cr by Tam Ryan


8x12 Canvas - Tucson Sunset 012112-1301 by Tam Ryan


McDowell Mountains by Tam Ryan


American White Pelicans 4518-012818-5cr by Tam Ryan


12x18 metal - Snowy Egret Flight 020116-8844-1cr by Tam Ryan


Cactus Garden 5861-041118-1cr by Tam Ryan


Desert Spiny Lizard 5796-041018-1cr by Tam Ryan


Desert Spiny Lizard 5796-041018-1cr by Tam Ryan


Cactus Abstract 5744-041018-1cr by Tam Ryan


Great Egret 5623-040918-3 by Tam Ryan


Great Egret 5525-040918-2h by Tam Ryan


Great Egret 4920-040518-1cr by Tam Ryan


Great Blue Heron 4799-040518-1cr by Tam Ryan


Great Blue Heron 4755-040518-1cr by Tam Ryan


Great Egret Preening 4917-040518-1cr by Tam Ryan


Sparrow 4390-040418-1cr by Tam Ryan


House Sparrow Female 4388-040418-1cr by Tam Ryan


Flowers 4321-040418-1cr by Tam Ryan


Cactus Garden 4508-040418-1 by Tam Ryan


Monarch Butterfly 4414-040418-1cr by Tam Ryan


Mallard Duck Chick 5218-040618-1cr by Tam Ryan


Canada Goose 5090-040618-1cr by Tam Ryan


House Finch Male 5060-040618-1cr by Tam Ryan


Osprey 5059-040618-1cr by Tam Ryan


Canada Geese Goslings 4935-040518-1cr by Tam Ryan