“I like to take people out of their realm and transform them into something that they haven’t ever seen before.”Josh Ryan
When you think of Playboy Magazine, what comes to mind? You may think of one man that had a dream and created a magazine that turned into a media empire. Hugh Hefner and Playboy were one package, and it was Hef’s aesthetic which broke barriers down and made the brand what it was.
On this episode of OWC’s Leaders & Game Changers, Setorii Pond speaks with the photographer that revamped the iconic brand’s look through his masterful images. His name is Josh Ryan, and his aesthetic brought Playboy into the modern age. Ryan was responsible for transforming Playboy’s signature “girl next door” look into more fashion-forward pictorials. His images have graced magazines, covers, billboards, campaigns, and more.
Josh has been trusted by celebrities to capture their most important photos, fashion brands such as one of my favorites brands GUESS, Nasty Gal, Marciano, Koral Activewear, and many others. His photography has been featured in Treats!, Maxim, FHM, Muscle & Fitness, and Galore. He has also created his own magazine, Cherries.mag. Josh Ryan’s masterful creations have made him one of the most sought-after and versatile visionary artists.