David Ryan
Photography, Boise Idaho United States
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Brief Summary
I have been a successful travel, editorial and stock photographer for over forty years and have accumulated a significant number of fantastic images.  And that's just the beginning!
Western Airlines
Royal Viking Cruises
Viking River Cruises
Mexicana Airlines
Wells Fargo Bank
Bank of American
The Smithsonian
New York Times
San Francisco Chronicle
Many More
Professional Experience
David Ryan
3581 N. Rock Creek Lane
Boise ID 83703 - 208 853-2396
e-mail: [email protected]


Because of a wide and varied background, I have an ability to quickly grasp an overview of almost any situation, job or assignment. I have learned how to learn, and I have learned to appreciate, value, and apply the skills and talents of those with whom I work. I have over 40 years as a business owner, photographer, teacher, and writer. I have served as a commissioner for the State of Idaho under two governors and have thus learned the give and take of opposing strongly held beliefs. I write, read and speak fluent Spanish. Among my abilities and accomplishments I can include:

▸ Editing, publishing, writing, retail and wholesale sales, office management, market research, data collection
▸ Development, maintenance, and promotion of three websites: Akbar’s Finest Teas, Going Postal T-shirts (www.goingpostalt-shirts.com), and David Ryan Photography (www.davidryanphotography.com); creative director and production manager.
▸ Considerable competence with Windows, Word, WordPerfect, Excel, PhotoShop, Microsoft Publisher, QuickBooks, Word, WordPerfect, Dreamweaver, and many other specialty software packages.
▸ Appointed to Idaho Commission for the Blind Board of Commissioners by Gov. Phil Batt, 1995-98; Reappointed by Gov. Dirk Kempthorne 1998-2001. Served as Board Chair for three years.
▸ Board Member of Blind Services Foundation, 2003 to present.


Photographer with over 40 years experience
Traveled throughout the world on assignment for major corporations and publishers; images used by National Geographic, Newsweek, Smithsonian, Royal Viking Cruise Lines, Western Airlines, Pacific Asia Travel Association, Hong Kong Travel Bureau, TransAmerica, Bank of America, Wells Fargo Bank, and diverse publications throughout Europe, Latin America, Asia, and North America. Photographer for Opera Idaho, producing illustrations for opera publications, as well as stage and portrait photography.

Founded Going Postal T-shirts, Boise, in 2003
Developed and managed company websites (www.goingpostalt-shirts.com and www.tradingcardt-shirts.com); promoted sales, regularly and continually developed new products; wrote, edited and published a regular newsletter. Sold the company at a profit in 2008.

Founded Akbar’s Finest Teas, Boise, 1995
Developed website for company and managed marketing, production, and sales; developed packaging for a line of 100 unique gourmet teas; managed retail sales in a tea shop in Boise’s Hyde Park with a staff of four to six; managed wholesale distributors to a network of retail outlets around the U.S. Sold the company at a profit in 2002.

[Manager and Chief Photographer for SYSA, SA (Sistemas y Servicios Audiovisuales), Mexico City, 1972-76.
▸ Planned and developed audiovisual presentations
▸ Coordinated photo shoots
▸ Installed and managed Mexico City’s first professional color lab.
▸ Clients included Ford de Mexico, Coca Cola, Banco de Mexico, and many other top corporations

Photographer and Producer of Audio Visual Productions, Righetti Audiovisual, S.A., Mexico City, 1970-72
▸ Photographed and produced audiovisual programs for Volkswagen, Turismo de Mexico, Mexicana airlines, and many other major Corporations.
▸ Oversaw a crew of photographers and audio technicians
Awards and Recognition
My wife says I'm pretty good.

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