Lori Ryerson uses her contemporary photographic practice to seek out and capture small mysteries in the mundane. After a visit to the Egyptian Sahara in 2010, Ryerson realized that she had much to learn in the field of photography and consequently sought out to receive formal education in the medium. She proceeded to attend the Humber College School of Media Studies, the Haliburton School of the Arts and the Niagara School of Imaging and now pursues a career as a fine-art photographer full-time.
Ryerson cites Mother Nature as her muse. Creating abstracts from nature (organic material, flowers, rocks, water, etc.) she seeks to transport her viewers through perspectives that perhaps they hadn’t considered before. In describing her photography, Ryerson writes:
“I marvel at the wonder of our universe. I look for the stories left behind in abandoned landscapes. I seek out the mystery in mundane, daily occurrences. In an increasingly noisy universe, I look for ways to photograph silence.”
Ryerson’s works can be found in private and corporate collections in Canada and the United States. She is currently based in Toronto, ON.