welcome and thanks for stopping by...

red sofa.

since i have become addicted to flickr, i have had the honor of meeting (virtually and in-person) so many wonderful, creative people. there has also been such a warm welcome for my shared photos and i am astounded by the response everytime i post a photo here. thank you for visiting and sharing your thoughts!

see these people over here? ------------------------->
each one of them are absolutely amazing photographers, i am honored (and often blown away) by their words, work and thoughts because each one of them is so very talented. (please take a moment to check out their streams, too! they are amazing)

anyhow, there are so many photos in my stream and there is no rhyme or reason to the order of it. the best way to get started is following a link below that interests you.

(thank you so much for your support in these photos, over 300 of them!)

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my top 30 most interesting photos (according to the flickr gods, although i don't always agree!)

my photos by sets:
- best of 2005
- best of 2006
- best of 2007
- top favorites
- square format
- rainbow
- texture
- architecture
- my atlanta
- more sets

my photos by most popular tags:
- architecture
- atlanta
- texture
- abstract
- urban
- colorful
- blue
- orange
- art
- black
- red
- yellow
- green
- all tags

again, thanks for stopping by and i hope you enjoy them.

dusk II. mad for plaid I another brick in the wall... all decked out. spinal tap I Nature's Maze III Lightning Crashes II Face in the Fountain Framed Take Off... nothing is as it seams I
choices. the edge. Tunnel of... Endless... chicago blues. sharpness.

Darren Ryan
Age 42

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    Oly Guy says:

    "I've been blown away by his photography and his collections display some of the best compositions I've ever seen. Depth of colour, texture and overall composition is exceptional."

    December 10th, 2012

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    lorenzodom says:

    "Darren is a mogul of form and colour. His compositions are crisp, his cropline clean and line-of-sight poignant. His ability to create art out of mere corners of architecture is astounding. View and learn.


    Author of 25 Lessons I’ve Learned about Photography,
    the #1 Photo Essay and Artist Biography on Amazon.com for 2010!



    November 3rd, 2010

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    The most beautiful life says:

    "Darren is one of my favorite photographers on flickr, I love his eye to capture the essence of any ordinary object. He's work is an inspiration for me, I would never compare myself to such an artist, but some of my latest work is based on his techniques of seeing with a different perspective in life.
    And here is proof that I'm a good student to this wonderful teacher.

    July 19th, 2009

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    eenar_6 says:

    "an undisputed master of colour and form!"

    April 24th, 2009

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    BossBob50 says:

    "I've lived in Chicago for 56 years; been photographing my town since I was 8. I know the location of every image he has in the Chicago set, but he has captured them in a terribly fresh and distinct way. Unbelievable eye for architecture, architectural detail and light. Superb mastery of camera control, cropping and focus. Bravo, young-blood, bravo. I might as well give it up."

    November 11th, 2008

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    Henry M. Diaz says:

    "One of the best Photographers and Artist I've come across in this lifetime!!! More than just "coffee book" shots!! This is art!

    All the best,

    August 14th, 2008

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    Stewart Leiwakabessy says:

    "Could anyone please tell me where I can find that button to fave a whole stream? I really need it here and now.

    Abstract, daily stuff, people. Great framing, and love the Ornage!"

    July 28th, 2008

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    Justin Goode says:

    "Your eye for geometric color and shape is phenomenal. Keep up the inspirational work!"

    January 28th, 2008

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    Xpectro says:

    "Minimal = D.James

    Never fails. Amazing. Es en realidad sorprendente la claridad de la visión que tiene del mundo. Que ojo tan maravilloso."

    November 29th, 2007

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    Rick Aiello says:

    "I've never known someone who can capture the simplest of things in the most mind-blowing ways. A reflection in a skyscraper? It's gorgeous through his lens. A view through a staircase? It's a geometric kaleidescope. I'm envious, yet throughly entranced by his work."

    August 20th, 2007

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    mark daniel says:

    "darren's photographs capture abstract and geometric compositions that are strong, dynamic and inspiring. they are also overflowing with electric, and vivid colors so bold and bright it makes my eyes hurt.

    and i like it."

    February 3rd, 2007

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    Half Pinay - Laretta Houston says:

    "D's photos are amazing. They are vivid and such a breath of fresh air. He takes pictures of things that i would miss on a daily basis. Also his patterns are to die for! He is such a great photography and i hope to be as good as he is."

    December 13th, 2006

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    ♫ marc_l'esperance says:

    "since i joined flickr darren has become a favorite photographer of mine. looking around flickr i just kept noticing his shots and since i added him as a contact every new upload from him is truly an inspiration.

    though i have faved many many of his photos i could easily fave his entire photostream. his ability to extract a fascinating photo from the mundane world around us is particularly astonishing. darren's singular style is evident in any of the range of subjects he shoots.. whether it's sea creatures, decay abstracts, nature or geometric beauty, darren's photography is simply brilliant.

    obviously he doesn't really need yet another testimonial but in spending another wonderful visit today looking throught his incredible images i felt it necessary to let the world know how much i admire his work. keep using that great eye, and thanks for sharing your art."

    November 10th, 2006

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    g-cut says:

    "wish i had 10 percent of your talent - wonderfull photos"

    September 21st, 2006

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    dessert rat says:

    "If you want an eye-opening experience you can't go wrong with this amazing young photographer. He claims to be still learning, but I venture to say that many on flickr have learned a thing or two from him. I know I have."

    September 1st, 2006

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    kucharo says:

    "I can't even look at a building without seeing a D. James picture."

    August 9th, 2006

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    SHY says:

    "I’m not good at these things and my mind races behind my emotions. So, how does one praise another man’s vision, another man’s eyes, another human being’s way of seeing?
    I love photography and all its implications. I love architecture and believe it is one of the highest forms of art. This person, D. James, more than appropriates, recreates and is able to give us a personal way of seeing. This takes guts and I am very envious."

    August 7th, 2006

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    mdumlao98 says:


    Your art is as handsome as your face. Really. It is a joy for me to go to flickr and see your photos. You inspire me and you enrich me with the beauty that is seen through your eyes.

    I will always be grateful.
    Oh, your Chicago set still makes me weak.


    August 6th, 2006

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    Lú_ says:

    "From the smallest, subtle voices of textures to the choruses of skyscrapers, Darren makes cities sing. Just turn off that radio and listen ..."

    July 31st, 2006

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    stegomantis says:

    "Oh man!! So Much to look at! And all of it ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!
    Makes me wanna go out and buy a new camera. I think you could successfully convey the beauty in anything.... wonder bread, copy paper, mud. Great job!"

    June 28th, 2006

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    zedwards says:

    "You have some of the most beautiful photos with brilliant colors! I can spend just hours looking at all of them. Keep up the wonderful work."

    May 20th, 2006

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    dirtypearl 2005-2009 says:

    "Without a doubt, my favorite landscape artist on flickr."

    April 15th, 2006

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    *omnia* says:

    "If you haven't seen Darren's brilliant photo stream you have really missed out on a memorable flickr experience. This guy takes more amazing photos than possible for any normal human being. If you weren't familiar with his distinctive style, you'd think he must have stolen them from some forgotten archive. Totally prolific and each shot awes more than the last - really inspirational. Thanks for all your hard work Darren."

    March 15th, 2006

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    L33Fly says:

    "Great pictures and I love what you have done with your profile page."

    February 7th, 2006

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    *cindimh* says:

    "D. sees art where others would not ~ i always look forward to his latest images. his work is truly unique and original. he is a master of macro and color ~ two of my loves. and although i have never met him, i know he is funny beyond compare; a great friend; a caring and giving person. and he likes dogs ~ doesn't get much better than that. :) rock on, dude."

    January 8th, 2006

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    - Kemaha - says:

    "Everytime I see that Darren has posted something new, I know its going to be something that will amaze me. And like a few other people, make me feel a tad jealous that he's got such an amazing eye and creates these beautiful images. Thankyou for being on here and amazing me Darren."

    December 10th, 2005

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    .bn. says:

    "Oh, well. Hard to say when the person is too good in something. He is a kind of "all in one" photographer. Temathic of his shots is extremely different every time, but quality remains the same(holy truth!)"

    December 3rd, 2005

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    SimonWhitaker says:

    "I never cease to be amazed by Darren's photographs. To keep generating such a quantity of output is in itself impressive, but to do so while maintaining Darren's level of impeccable quality is simply awe-inspiring."

    December 3rd, 2005

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    zelnunes says:

    "He is one of the best with lines, colors, and textures. Quite difficult to visit his work without picking a fave."

    November 29th, 2005

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    Ocell says:

    "D.James's photostream is always blowing me away with images that play to every aesthetic sense I hold dear. He proves himself as a master of light, focus, and composition. Move through his stream and take notes because there is plenty to learn."

    October 3rd, 2005

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    JAM3V says:

    "I watch D grow as a photographer every week. He's evolved into a kind of geometric perfectionist. His ability to transform the mundane into a spectacle of shape and color is a true gift. And to say I've learned a lot from him, as a novice, would be an understatement. Though the photos in my stream don't quite show it, his technique is always in the back of my mind when I'm shooting. The amount of wonderful work he produces on a daily basis also reminds me that anything is worth shooting, with the right perspective. Truly inspirational. And he's a super nice guy to boot!"

    September 15th, 2005

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    Broken Piggy Bank says:

    "I eagerly await new posts from him. He is one of my all-time favourite flickrites."

    September 14th, 2005

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    idieHHeidi says:

    "His work emanates a powerful, vibrant energy. May I use one for my desktop? 8]"

    September 11th, 2005

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    G*Squared_LA says:

    "Darren's work is mind-blowingly, gob-smackingly original and fantastic. His imagery is chockablock with brilliant colors and interesting subject matter. I'm a bit jealous of his genius eye (well, both of them, actually), but mostly I sit around and stare in awe.
    Oh yeah, and... he leaves lots of nice comments on my stream even though I don't pay him enough to."

    August 30th, 2005

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    Sully Pixel says:

    "Photography is definitely a talent that D masters. His shots always are on my favorites list. Great guy, with a great eye."

    August 4th, 2005

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    Jimmy_Joe says:

    "I never knew what a beautiful city that I lived in until visiting D. James' site. He has captured the beauty of Atlanta with his creative eye and talent. He has also inpired me to get downtown more often."

    June 11th, 2005

Darren Ryan
May 2005
Born/raised in Pittsburgh
Atlanta (East Atlanta), USA
I am:
Male and Single