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.!


Kildeer Chick by Tam Ryan


Cormorant in Flight 7353 by Tam Ryan


Gila Woodpecker 7281 by Tam Ryan


Cormorants by Tam Ryan


Cotton Tail Rabbit by Tam Ryan


Male House Finch 7335 by Tam Ryan


Male House Finch 6323 by Tam Ryan


House Finch by Tam Ryan


Gila Woodpecker and Saguaro Cactus Flower 7324 by Tam Ryan


Gila Woodpecker and Saguaro Cactus Flower 7327 by Tam Ryan


16x20 canvas - Costa's Hummingbird by Tam Ryan


Surprise Attack by Tam Ryan


McDowell Mountains Seaside by Tam Ryan


The Monastery - Seaside by Tam Ryan


Great Egret Chase Photo Art by Tam Ryan


West Fork Reflection - Oak Creek Canyon by Tam Ryan


Boyce Thompson Fall Color 6515-113010 by Tam Ryan


Butterflies by Tam Ryan


Cactus Buds by Tam Ryan


Myrtillocactus Geometrizans by Tam Ryan


Hummingbird 6643 by Tam Ryan


Aloe Abstract 6889 by Tam Ryan


Desert Rose by Tam Ryan


Harris' Antelope Squirrel by Tam Ryan


Cactus Flower by Tam Ryan


Costa's Hummingbird 040817-6566 by Tam Ryan


Century Plant Flower by Tam Ryan


Tesajo Cholla by Tam Ryan


Claret Cup Cactus by Tam Ryan


Barrel Cactus and Aloe by Tam Ryan


Desert Botanical Garden by Tam Ryan


Staghorn Cactus Flowers by Tam Ryan


Staghorn Cactus by Tam Ryan


Desert Rose - Adenium by Tam Ryan


Avocet in Flight by Tam Ryan


Landscape Fall Color Collage 2 by Tam Ryan


Landscape Fall Color Collage 1 by Tam Ryan


16x20 matte and frame - Spectator's Point - Monument Valley by Tam Ryan


Collage 5 by Tam Ryan


Collage 4 by Tam Ryan


Collage 3 by Tam Ryan


Collage 2 by Tam Ryan


Collage 6 by Tam Ryan


Stellar Jay by Tam Ryan


Daisy Abstract 032317-6357-4cr by Tam Ryan


Daisy Abstract 0323176357-3cr by Tam Ryan


Berlandiera lyrata Chocolate Scented Daisy by Tam Ryan


Berlandiera lyrata Chocolate Scented Daisy by Tam Ryan