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Nate Ryan


How did you get into the industry?

Photojournalism in college, then learned about lighting while assisting.

What inspires you?

The creative video work featured on has been blowing my mind recently

What is your hometown?

State College, PA

Favorite restaurant?

Myriel – lucky to have in my neighborhood.

What do you like to do on the weekends?

Ride my bike in the woods

What is your favorite band or type of music?

All of it! I spent 10 years working at The Current, love it all.

What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?

Make work for yourself.

What book, movie read/seen recently you would recommend and why?

I read cheesy novels (spy thrillers, mysteries, realistic sci-fi, etc.) every night – forget about noise of the day, and get ready to sleep.

Are you a traveler or a homebody? Why?

Love to travel, but I'm also spending a lot of time with my toddler at home

Nate Ryan


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