My name is Ryan Allan. I grew up in a small town called Grimsby in Ontario, Canada. It was during my teens in that small town I discovered the joy of photographing my friends skateboarding.
My father was a budding photographer and after ‘borrowing’ his gear and learning the ropes I found joy in the medium.
Years later I founded SBC Skateboard Magazine in Toronto, Canada and it went on to be a major player in the skateboard industry. I now live in Southern California and photograph skateboarding alongside commercial and editorial fashion and lifestyle.