About the Book
Jeff Ryan's main interest is life and light in Brisbane where he was born in 1955. He has been capturing its streets and public places since the 1970s and online since 2011 through brisstreet.com - Jeff Ryan's Brisbane (and other places). Self-taught, Jeff takes photographs for his own pleasure and creates magazines and books expressing his personal and sometimes poignant view of the world. Influenced by and appreciating photographers as diverse as Kertesz and Moriyama, Atget and Eggleston, he is the amateur photographer that he aspires to be. Being an observer rather than a reporter, Jeff has no intended message or story in his photographs other than what can be seen and interpreted by the viewer in each image. No photograph is more or less important than another one, ceteris paribus, other things being equal.