Ryan Jones, of *Araiza Photography (pronounced uh-RISE-uh), is an award-winning photographer who works and lives in New York City. Before relocating to the East Coast in early 2013 he owned and operated a wedding photography business in California and worked as a freelance photojournalist forĀ The Fresno Bee. His street photography has been used by the London Street Photography Festival and has exhibited in galleries in Los Angeles and Central California. He misses California Mexican food and has been wearing plaid unironically since 1997. He’s happiest when he’s photographing.

*Araiza is Ryan’s family name on his mother’s side, originating from Northern Spain.