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.!


Round-tailed Ground Squirrel by Tam Ryan


Cactus Wren Juvenile and Adult by Tam Ryan


Gila Woodpecker 8851 by Tam Ryan


Curve-billed Thrasher by Tam Ryan


Verdin 8769 by Tam Ryan


White-winged Dove 8758 by Tam Ryan


Verdin Female and Male by Tam Ryan


Gila Woodpecker 8698 by Tam Ryan


White-winged Dove by Tam Ryan


Gila Woodpecker 8316 by Tam Ryan


Male House Finch 8360 by Tam Ryan


Male Anna's Hummingbird 8386 by Tam Ryan


Male House Finch 8502 by Tam Ryan


Flower 8602 by Tam Ryan


Flowers 8600 by Tam Ryan


Purple Flower 8551 by Tam Ryan


Cactus Flower 8345 by Tam Ryan


Cactus Flower 8309 by Tam Ryan


Gila Woodpecker 8621 by Tam Ryan


Cactus Wren by Tam Ryan


Lesser Goldfinch by Tam Ryan


Eurasian Collared Doves by Tam Ryan


Juvenile Mockingbird with Crossbill by Tam Ryan


Hummingbird 8673 by Tam Ryan


Male Anna's Hummingbird 8484 by Tam Ryan


Juvenile Anna's Hummingbird by Tam Ryan


Male House Finch 8428 by Tam Ryan


Male House Finch 8347 by Tam Ryan


European Starling and Red-shafted Northern Flicker by Tam Ryan


American Avocets by Tam Ryan


Anna's Hummingbird by Tam Ryan


Mallard Juvenile by Tam Ryan


Mallard Juvenile by Tam Ryan


Snowy Egret by Tam Ryan


Saguaro and Ocotillo by Tam Ryan


Phainopepla Adult and Juvenile by Tam Ryan


Rose by Tam Ryan


Hummingbird 7734 by Tam Ryan


Bullocks Oriole 8030 by Tam Ryan


Bullock's Oriole 7970 by Tam Ryan


Flower 7860 by Tam Ryan


Desert Bush by Tam Ryan


Hummingbird 7740 by Tam Ryan


Wildflower Garden 7886 by Tam Ryan


Hummingbird 7718-cr by Tam Ryan


Hummingbird 7740-cr by Tam Ryan


White-winged Dove by Tam Ryan


Phainopepla 7913 by Tam Ryan