Ryan Burke is a make-up artist and self-portraitist; he comes from a small-town in Virginia. Everything started because of the end of a love story for which he moved in California. When he broke up he was alone in Los Angeles, so he decided to see what he could do as a photographer, and pursued that path.
He started dressing up with his friends for fun; he was used to photograph the outfits as a way of documenting their lives. Then he moved to New York where he found his way into art through nightlife: the idea that you can change your appearance and become something else encouraged his own exploration of ideas. He has an androgynous, surreal, avant-garde approach as make-up artist. Now, he is ambassador for the legendary UK make-up artist Pat McGrath.
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