Almost famous professional freelance photographer who is wandering why soccer is called football or the other way around...
I'm also trying to make sports photography more beautiful.
You can reach me at ryu @ ryusha . com (no space, slightly obvious).
For those of you who wish to use my photos, please write me a flickr mail or an email. From now on, I will decide if you can use my photos on case by case basis. As a general guideline, if you are doing something with my photo and getting paid for it, it's more than likely that you will have to pay me.
PLEASE ASK BEFORE YOU USE.
Remember that all of my photos have this copyright thing so they belong to ME and not YOU.
My sports photography podcast / website is: Big Lens Fast Shutter
My website is: Ryu Sha
My twitter is: toksuede
Will be waiting and thanks for taking your time to look at my photos.
Photos of toksuede (3)
- Graz 6,888 photos, 592 members
- Golf - public group 33,275 photos, 3,453 members
- Velodromes 4,364 photos, 439 members
- Strobist.com 587,204 photos, 117,259 members
- Dance, dance, dance! 92,549 photos, 9,330 members
- Snow - The Main Subject 128,004 photos, 29,000 members
- Big Lens Fast Shutter 4,285 photos, 1,091 members
- Action Photography 155,110 photos, 11,917 members
- Deporte: Fotografía. (((Sport: Photography))) 53,842 photos, 2,817 members
- Basketball 51,035 photos, 4,273 members
- One Strobe Pony 66,870 photos, 8,717 members
- Wide-angle 204,717 photos, 9,327 members
- Medium Format (film only) 689,722 photos, 27,391 members
- 6x6 magic 319,634 photos, 9,491 members
- 6x6 -COLOR- *120Film ONLY* NO Toycamera, NO X-Processed 134,567 photos, 5,684 members
- FishEye 133,449 photos, 13,181 members
- fisheye fanatics 86,146 photos, 8,528 members
- Rain 37,692 photos, 9,226 members
- Night Images 939,144 photos, 121,579 members
- Dramatic Portraits - Post 1 Award 2 150,742 photos, 12,803 members
- The Portrait Group 2,266,346 photos, 136,923 members
- Emotions 369,735 photos, 27,495 members
- Photojournalism & Photojournalists 205,411 photos, 9,196 members
- Strobist for Sports Shooters 14,273 photos, 2,253 members
- SPORTS ACTION 340,376 photos, 24,290 members
- What's your angle, buddy? 476,632 photos, 27,815 members
- Movement & Motion 343,879 photos, 35,509 members
- Color and Colors 1,459,957 photos, 55,315 members
- silhouette 314,187 photos, 44,135 members
- Lights and Shadows 556,795 photos, 25,459 members
- shadows 184,267 photos, 19,461 members
- sky & clouds 648,101 photos, 45,675 members
- Catchy Colors 3,382,872 photos, 118,403 members
- Decisive Moment 69,224 photos, 24,082 members
- Global Photojournalism 388,775 photos, 22,558 members
- Sports Photography 321,529 photos, 24,355 members
- Digital Sports / Photojournalism Photography 163,767 photos, 6,802 members
- Sports Photographers 217,320 photos, 9,643 members
- Futebol / Football / Soccer 125,240 photos, 7,321 members
"For an aspiring sports photographer, I look to your page for inspiration. Great shots, truly capturing the most important, and defining moments."
8th February, 2011
"Who could think that sport photography can be art...
I did not until I saw Toksuede's work...
There are so many pictures of sport but there are HIS pictures and the others, this is totally different from what you can see elsewhere.
Each year/season he could sell a book with his best pictures, it would be a best seller.
Every football game is for fun, Each pictures of Ryu is for art.
Thanks for showing us your pictures ;)"
27th August, 2010
Michelle Miramontes says:
"I just can say I wish I had your job, both sports and photography are two of my favorites things in the world and find someone who matches them into such artistic way reflecting passion for sport and passion of athletes at the same time is just great, so congrats for your job"
6th July, 2010
J's Photo's says:
"Wow, What can i say?
Well one thing that i can say is that i am speachless everytime he uploads a new photo.
He is so creative and does not follow the crowd.
He makes the"beautiful game" even more beautiful.
Each upload is stunning.
Simply the BEST sports photographer i have seen..."
16th June, 2010
"He has really cool photos, and I think he is a awesome guy! Add this guy to your contacts coz' he is really awesome! :)"
15th March, 2010
"There is something about toksuede's football photos that bring the action to life. They are so much better than the standard stock photos you see in the media. You really get a feel for the moment the picture was taken. I always look forward to viewing new uploads as soon as they appear."
19th February, 2010
fat dad says:
"In these days of High Definition TV football coverage, these photos make us remember quite how brilliant still photographs can be. So much sports photography aims "only" to capture a moment accurately (which is difficult enough). These photos do so much more. Inspirational."
6th November, 2009
"Ryu's shit is good.
At the beginning I created Art&Sport for people who would definitely let their artistic spirit (technique and sensibility) express himself on the subject of sport. Then I found him. And this is exactly what it was.
Ryu is one of the these photographers who still accept the chalenge of creating new images, new style on a topic that is shot at least 120000 times a second on earth. He must be crazy you think... well, it is nothing to say that... I know him and he is worth than that !
...And you didn't taste his food ! : ))"
3rd September, 2009
""Football is the art" or "Artistic football"
His photography describes various football (or other sports, people) scene really artistic. I really love and admire his work... keep good work!
31st August, 2009
"I represent a sports website - www.thesportscamp... and would just like to thank Ryu for helping us get through our first season of existence which certainly wouldn't have been half as colourful without his great work in football photography.
All you fans of his work already know how exceptional his work is - I especially love the shots where he captures the evening or night sky in the background - but in addition to his great work is his generous nature, which has enabled us to provide really good coverage of the Champions League and Premiership this season.
Special thanks mate!"
22nd May, 2009
"the best FOOTBALL photography i've seen yet (my opinion) .. TOKSUEDE really makes the photos stand out and look artistic, very very CREATIVE .. ..
-would love to b in ur shoes (going to all those matches)
The best r the Arsenal pics (HAD TO SAY THAT COZ I'M AN ARSENAL FAN-GOONER)"
7th May, 2009
- Ryu Voelkel
- January 2006
- Berlin, Germany
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- Ryu Sha