Hey, I'm Ryan

I make pictures and tell stories

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THere's More where that came from

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Ryan Who?

Digital Media Producer + Visual Storyteller

Hailing from rural Western Pennsylvania, where I developed into a rare breed of nerd, artist, athlete, and musician — I opted to trade in my backwoods roots for the Steel City to pursue a career in digital media.

After six years of cultivating a solid foundation built upon a mastery of multimedia theory, strategy, tools, and delivery systems — I soon found myself packing my life up yet again, leaving my beloved city of Pittsburgh behind in favor of the marvelous mountain town of Park City, Utah.

As a digital media producer and visual storyteller, I have spent the last decade creating award-winning content with a focus on outdoor recreation, music, sports, arts, culture, and entertainment. Having worked on a wide variety of projects ranging from documentary production, cinematography, live television, photojournalism, and podcasting — to print, design, social media, and advertising — I wield a versatile skill set which enables me to adapt and grow among the ever-expanding universe of multiplatform media industries.

Currently living in downtown Salt Lake City, I strive to surround myself with extraordinary people while exploring new ways in which I can apply myself to help make a positive social impact within my community.

/ Ryan Samanka


From the 'gram

@ryansamanka I'm utterly bewildered by the sudden appearances of shopping carts. #samankarts



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