All images shot on film.  35mm, 120mm, and polaroid.   ©Ryan Tatar 2009-2015.

Ryan grew up in the great lake state of Michigan in the heartland of the USA. Family summer trips to the mountains or the sea inspired him to one day live by the ocean. Eventually moving to the east coast and then to California, surf culture and the open road has since inspired his life and is his principal subject matter.

SELECT CLIENTS & PUBLICATIONS

Topo Designs, H&M, TOMS Shoes, Mollusk Surf Shop, Uniqlo, PacSun, Ron Herman, Billabong, Element, O’Neill, Axxe Wetsuits, Isetan, The Critical Slide Society, Rake Surfboards, Ando & Friends, Howler Bros, Ewan, Two Thirds, Moussy, Lomography, Surfrider Foundation, Complex, Surfer’s Path, Desillusion, Blue Magazine, Huck, Sun Bum.

SELECT CLIENTS & PUBLICATIONS

H&M, TOMS Shoes, Mollusk Surf Shop, Topo Designs, Uniqlo, PacSun, Ron Herman, Billabong, Sun Bum, Stone + Cloth, Element, O’Neill, Axxe Wetsuits, Isetan, The Critical Slide Society, Rake Surfboards, Shelter Surf Shop, Ando & Friends, Howler Bros, Ewan, Two Thirds, Moussy, Lomography, Surfrider Foundation

BRAND AMBASSADORS

Topo Designs (2014-current), Sun Bum (2014-current)

PAST EXHIBITIONS

  • shakas and seppos, 2008, surfindian gallery, san diego, california
  • shakas and seaworthy, 2008, shelter surf shop, long beach, california
  • surfrider art gala, 2008, del mar, california
  • alma surf festival, 2008, sao paolo, brazil
  • sole surfing, 2008, venice, california
  • santos surfart II, 2009, santos surf museum, santos, brazil
  • greenroom festival, 2009, yokohama, japan
  • alma surf festival, 2009, sao paulo, brazil
  • cape fear kooks, 2009, lightly salted surf mercado, new jersey
  • surfrider art gala, 2009, del mar, california
  • mattson 2 family art benefit, surfindian gallery, san diego, california
  • share with… montauk, 2009, montauk, new york
  • korduroy kooks, 2009 corduroy art gallery, portland, maine
  • slideshow, 2010, annenberg space for photography, los angeles, california
  • RRReleased, 2010, the surf gallery, laguna beach, ca
  • scuttlefish, revolver sf, 2010, san francisco, ca
  • STRRRIKE 2, the simple space, 2010, new york, ny
  • sugar mountain festival, 2011, melbourne, australia
  • billabong design for humanity, 2011, hollywood, ca
  • vans life aquatic group show, 2011, salinas, spain
  • alma surf festival, 2011, brazil
  • greenroom festival, 2012, yokohama, japan
  • untitled showing, isetan, 2012, shinjunku, japan
  • ron herman x ryan tatar, 2012/2013, tokyo & kobe, japan
  • Square Inc HQ installation, 2014/2015, san francisco california