"As a kid I was always barefoot, always outside and as an adult I always want to be outside." - Niki Caro

Ryan says the inspiration for this project came to him after doing a portrait shoot in Tampa, Florida, USA of a brother and sister playing at the beach. “The night before, I had been searching for some inspiration for the shoot and saw an image of a boy and girl with sand all over their bare soles shot with a wide-angle lens from the point of view of the bottom of their feet. We reproduced the concept and everyone loved it, so I thought ‘why not do this as a series with adults as well as kids?’” 

The result is a collection with a broad variety of imagery - some photos include interesting footwear, tube socks, or painted feet, but the primary subject is always the same.

Cake Walk in the Park

The shoot takes my Focus on Feet series to a new level by combining it with Food on the Feet, a concept I realized was fairly popular already after researching for inspirational images.  This is a LOT OF FUN!...
barefoot blond teen girl spreading her toes for the camera reading a book entitled Rising Strong.

Barefoot Teen Girl

Meet my cousin who volunteered as a model for the Focus on Feet project.  We shot this in a lovely AirBnB cottage situated on the bayou in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.  We had so much fun with this project and...
boy in classic tube socks laying in bathtub

Teen Filipino Model

I met this teen Filipino model only a few days after starting the Focus on Feet project while traveling across USA.  He is a rather shy, yet very confident young man.  He was happy to show of his lovely feet ...
soles of sexy teen model barefoot on bunkbed.

Focus On Feet

Focus on Feet is my newest series of portraits, which is the name implies has a focus on the subject's feet.  Some images will focus solely on the subject's feet with the rest of the image out of focus, while ...