David Ryle, born in 1978, is a photographer living and working from London. His work has been used for both editorial and advertising campaigns as well being as exhibited in various galleries. This year his images have been selected for both the AoP Awards and The Creative Review Photography Annual. Within his work he explores the notion of space and the human relationship with our surroundings, often he is drawn to the idea of nothingness, shooting the redundant space between two territories.
"I grew up in The Fens, on the outskirts of a small village in Lincolnshire. My family home was flanked on three sides by large open fields that grew corn in the summer and root vegetables in the winter. In the summer the landscape was full of life and colour, in the winter it was bleak, grey and brown. Throughout the year the horizon remained distant beneath an expanse of sky, reminiscent of a Dutch landscape painting. This openness has influenced how I photograph, it's helped me to stand back and recognise the role of space in my pictures."