About Ryan / Shotison

Shotison Media was founded by Ryan Whitwell towards the end of 2015. Beginning as a simple hobby based around shooting live bands, Ryan gradually added crafted photoshoots, advancements in editing and written reviews to his skillset.

Ryan’s aim has always been to promote the rock, metal and other alternative communities through words and images as the subcultures continue to grow. By working with bands and artists to create visual media to increase engagement with their fans, Ryan has helped many musicians and models add to their visual marketing options with professional and compelling imagery.

This clarity of vision has allowed Ryan and Shotison to build a reasonable following, with alternative artists, models and musicians choosing Shotison Media for various photographic materials due to Ryan’s reputation for having a good work ethic, a positive attitude and a clear enthusiasm for photography and music.

Shotison Media is the official photographer for London’s Bloodstock Metal 2 the Masses competition and has had work appear in Devolution Magazine, Heatwave Magazine, Metal-Rules.com, TheIndependentVoice.org and Moshville.com, as well as various band merchandise and promotional material.


"Amazing photographer, dedicated to the live music scene with an enormous passion which shows in every photograph. Keep up the awesome work Ryan!"

Allan (Purple Kong)

"Took some absolutely wonderful pictures of our band Nuffin’ last March at the Dublin Castle."

Chris (Nuffin)

Well, 2020 has been a bit shit, hasn't it? My hard drive hasn't had much data added to it that's for sure. September has been a bit busier for me though, with a couple of band shoots, a model shoot and a group shoot with multiple models and togs, but the biggest development for me this year has been moving all my photography stuff into a studio space! Woo!

There's a shot that shows a bit of the space with Alice is Sleeping. It's pretty cool having a dedicated photography/editing space, especially when you're otherwise stuck in a flat the rest of the time due to lockdown. Now the plan is to sort out booking in some models and getting some art-making going on!

Another development in lockdown is the launch of my Patreon! The idea being it will get a little bit of funding to hire models and get some creative projects moving. If you, beloved reader, fancy dropping a few coins a month and get access to a lot of past and future photo sets, click the image below!

That's about all for now. Don't forget to follow my Instagrams and Patreon to see more of what I've been getting up to!
Shotison Fire Instagram
Shotison Music Instagram
My Patreon

-Ryan Shotison


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