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About the Artist

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Ryan James MacFarland (b. 1985) creates photographs that address the intangible and transitory qualities of landscape. His images are born out of an overwhelming obsession with nature and its mechanics, notably Tide Study, a series capturing the moon above bodies of water before nightfall. MacFarland’s compositions are usually devoid of of human presence and are sometimes comprised of triptychs or pairings, or reproductions of the same image arranged in quadrants, forming a central diamond shape, suggesting the symmetry and patterns that exist in nature. His photographs reveal how he sees the natural world and attempt to break down the complex systems of nature to their base elements. MacFarland received a BFA in Photography & Imaging from New York University in 2006, and his work has been exhibited internationally.

Events & Exhibitions

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Showcases Pieces Homes

09/01/20 - PRESENT

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Showcases Saks Fifth Avenue

06/01/18 - 06/06/18

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Showcases SNOWE

05/19/18 - 09/01/19

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Showcases AYR

12/02/16 - 01/26/18

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Events High Court

07/13/16 - 07/16/16

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Art Fairs PULSE Art Fair

12/01/15 - 12/05/15

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Events Breather


From the Journal

From the Journal

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  • Meet
  • Ryan James MacFarland
  • Photographer Ryan James Macfarland speaks with us about his preference for film, why he hopes Fuji and Kodak outlast him, and the Moon.
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  • At Home
  • Casey in FiDi
  • We visited Casey DeBois, an interior designer, in her modern (yet cozy) apartment in the iconic New York by Gehry building.
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  • Inside the Studio
  • Ryan on "Sketchbook"
  • Ryan James MacFarland tells us about his Sketchbook series, which was presented at PULSE Miami Beach in December 2015.
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  • At Home
  • Noa in Midtown
  • Take a tour of interior designer Noa's artful home.
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  • At Home
  • Modern opulence in Midtown
  • We joined Noa Santos, Justin DiPiero and ABC Home to bring modern luxury to a three-bedroom apartment in Midtown.
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  • At Home
  • Tze in Brooklyn
  • Tucked away in Prospect Heights, our founder Tze Chun’s Brooklyn loft features an open floor plan, an oversized sky light, and (naturally) artwork and unique objects from Uprise artists.
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  • At Home
  • Industrial luxe in the West Village
  • What was once an industrial printing facility, our friends at Workshop/APD converted into a multi-family home, complete with High-Line-esque private mews.
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  • In Good Company
  • AYR
  • Dedicated to timeless design, AYR creates essentials for women who lead limitless lifestyles.
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