Ryan Oliver is an emerging artist from Virginia, and a graduate of Shepherd University. His work non-traditionally portrays his subjects, explores human expression, and documents the surrounding architecture of urban cities. Born in Centreville, Virgina, Oliver has been interested in both photography and digital creation since he began experimenting with both at the age of sixteen, and themes of what constitutes a person's identity can be seen in this early work. He enjoys exploring this expression as a sense of individuality of the subject in all of his work, aiming to highlight what ultimately builds the subjects up to be what they are; from the interests and hobbies of an individual, to the personality of a city's landscape.