Author Archives: Jonas Peterson

I got to know Ryan when we were both hosts on the online show Film on the Framed Network. I quickly realised he had an incredible depth to him and we soon became friends.

Ryan and I have been talking about putting a workshop together for ages and we’re happy to announce our first two dates in Australia – Melbourne 13-14 January 2015 and Sydney 21-22 January 2015.

Even though Ryan and I shoot very different things, we share the belief that creating art and photography goes much deeper than gear, light and composition. Knowing all those things is of course crucial, but understanding why you’re creating and how to create things that truly matter to you is what will set you apart as a creative.

Ryan and I want to put together a 2-day workshop where we both share how we create what we do, but also more importantly why. We also want to help you find – or find your way back to – a place where what you create resonates with you on a deeper level.

Both Ryan and I struggle with how to package this, how do you sell the idea of a workshop where how to run a business or how to pose a model come secondary to developing a voice that matters both to you and the people you shoot for.

But we want to try.

I don’t want to put my copywriter hat on and sell this to you.

Ryan is one of my favourite humans.

If you need this, we think you know deep down.

We also don’t want this to be a “hey let’s sit in a circle for two days and leave more confused than when we arrived” kind of workshop. We want to leave with with tools to go forward, to break out of creative ruts and ways to create truly meaningful art.

There will be practical elements as well as shooting, so we’ll share what we know both about craft, storytelling, business as well as going deeper when it comes to why we do what we do.

Would this be a workshop for you?

: Melbourne 13-14 January 2015 and Sydney 21-22 January 2015

Location: At my house in Northcote in Melbourne. Sydney venue TBC.

Time: 8:30am for a 9am start both days. Until 5 pm. We will most likely go out and grab dinner both days to keep the discussions going.

Cost: $1795 AUD


If you’d rather pay half now and half two weeks before the workshop, that can be arranged. Write me an email – [email protected]

Includes drinks, lunch, snacks and workshop materials. There will also be discounts from some of the suppliers we work with.

If you don’t know Ryan or his work, start by reading this interview and have a look at some of his images below.


When Johnny, founder of Swedish fashion giant Acne, was told by his wife to be, Teresa, they were booking me as their wedding photographer, his reaction was, “There’s no way in hell we’re booking a Swedish guy who lives in Australia to shoot our wedding in New York, it’s outrageous.” Shooting the wedding over three days and nights in NYC was funny in many ways for me, the lead singer in my favourite Swedish band was there, film makers and musicians and people I’ve known about for years. At the end of the day it was like any other wedding I shoot, friends and family having a good time with people they love. And that’s what I set out to shoot. Like every other Saturday.

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