FIGURE OF NOTE:
Ryan Lopes | Creative Director
Born and raised in Rhode Island, USA, Ryan Lopes is a Creative Director and Artist, producing his work using film and digital photographic mediums, and conceptualising within the fashion and beauty spaces. Playing to the sense of touch, Ryan’s distinct style accentuates textural features of skin, fabrics, and landscapes, drawing us closer to the physical world. The presence of delicate movement in his work creates a viewing experience that feels like an intimate dance. Much like the disposition of his images, Ryan carries a soft and warm presence, speaking his mind with generous honesty. A testament to the saying ‘what you put out is what you get’, Ryan’s offering attracts opportunities from many likeminded and unique brands built on conscious foundations and leading with intention.
Here Ryan shares insight into his creative process and home comforts, wearing Deiji Studios 06 set in deep black and 03 set in blush.
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Date: September 27th, 2021
Where are you from and where are you now?
Are you a morning or evening person?
How do you start your day?
Can you tell us a little about your home, what is the view like?
You are a creative director, conceptualising projects in the beauty and fashion spaces. Did you always know you wanted to work in beauty and fashion and how did it start?
I had an idea of what working within an industry of fashion and beauty could be like, through story telling. I believe the alignment in interests and the influence through that brought me to where I am today and what I chose to take on. I always played with my space, my clothes and interests which eventually became something I shared through a lens more.
Has there been a significant moment of your past that has informed where you are today?
How would you describe your creative process?
What is your approach to beauty?
How would you describe the way you dress in three words?
Do you have a go-to everyday attire?
Who, what and where do you turn to for inspiration?
What words do you live by?
What are you most proud of?
What is the best piece of advice you have received?
What colours and textures feel like home and why?
What is your most treasured possession and its story?
What is your favourite thing about the space you live in?
How do you enjoy creating ambience at home?
What brings you joy?
What are you hopeful for?
When do you feel most yourself?
In such uncertain times, how do you stay grounded?
What do you dream of while you sleep?