J. Ryan Ulsh is a New York City based Art Director and Photographer whose creative visions are inspired by unexpected events and places that he stumbles upon in his daily life. His dark aesthetic combines raw black and white portraits with cinematic scenes. His first exhibition in January, 2014 was inspired by the Salem Witch Trials, where the ideas of envy, sisterhood, and hatred came to life. His most recent exhibition, “Portraits,” was held on Orchard Street this past December, where he choose subjects solely via social media and stripped away their digital facades to capture something more genuine and raw on 35mm film. He graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Design and Photography.