Ryan Koopmans

Ryan Koopmans is a Dutch / Canadian fine art and documentary photographer, primarily interested in issues involving the points of intersection where the natural and manmade converge. He has received several awards including the NY Photo Awards 2012 winner in the Student Documentary Single Image Category and has exhibited work in a wide range of platforms such as NPR Radio Pictures, Oxford University Press, Le Journal Du Dimanche (le JDD), Document Journal magazine, UNICEF’s Next Generation 3rd Annual Photo Benefit, and Filter festival 2014.

Paradise Now

Paradise Now explores how urban fantasies and construction function as expressions of nationalistic ambition, blurring the line between the natural and artificial within the hypermodern city. Paradise Now is driven by my ongoing curiosity into the human condition, and a desire to visually interpret socio-cultural phenomena within both natural and man-made landscapes. I am drawn, photographically, to the world’s rapidly-expanding and hyper-globalized cities, particularly those that have invested heavily in large-scale urban planning and modernist/futurist architecture. I find that the topographically surreal environments that are products of that planning and architecture set the stage for interesting photo opportunities, from close up and afar.


Nourish Soaps

Nourish Soaps

Nourish Soaps






Nourish Soaps



To view more of Ryan’s work please visit his website.

What We've Read!

At Aint-Bad we are dedicated to photography and printed matter. From our magazines to our artist monographs, the printed page is what we live for. Each month we will gather books that catch our eyes and build an online library with the hope to inspire and support fellow bookmakers out there.