This is where I live and this is Brisbane.

My aim is simply to show the city and some of its people.  Brisbane.  Australia, in the 21st century.

You will find a mixture of street scenes, urban landscapes and personal interests.  You may even see pictures from a few places I visit from time to time.

Black and white is my natural preference but sometimes colour seems right.

You are welcome to comment, or to just have a look around.

Thanks for visiting.



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  1. Hello JP!
    My name is Ben Knibb, we met yesterday at Queen Street after you photographed my band,
    I’ve had a look around your site, the photos are stunning!
    Is there any way that I’d be able to see the photos that you took at Queen st during the performance?
    Thank you,

  2. Really enjoyed looking through your street photography…is that a Leica I saw in your hand? You’ve done a brilliant job of capturing Brisbane and all the things that people are too busy to pay attention to…thanks. I’ve try my hand at street photog from time to time and its not so easy with a camera the size of a small bbq…maybe I’ll see you out on the streets sometime soon though… 🙂

      • I wrongly assume all street photogs are equipped with Leica, I’ll blame Henri Cartier Bresson for that…or maybe that’s because I want one myself 🙂

      • I don’t blame you for wanting a Leica! And yes, Henri (or his reputation) has a lot to answer for in that regard :). I use a Sigma DP2 which in a lot of respects is comparable to the Leica X1 (but not the M8/M9 series). I think my style is not “strictly” street photography anyway and the Sigma is certainly not the best tool for fast action or even slow action sometimes! But it allows me a lot of freedom and lets me blend into the crowd easier than, as you say, carrying a bbq around! In the end though, what ever camera you are comfortable with is probably the best one. Cheers, Jeff

  3. Hi Jeff, I’m an international student also shooting Brisbane streets often, on a 2nd hand digital camera and a old film camera. I wonder if you like to meet up. I hope I can be a part of the photographic community in Brisbane to exchange ideas.

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  7. Hello, Jeff, I have two blogs, one of which is a collaborative project on self portraits:
    I would like to include some of your self portraits if you would give me permission.
    Credit given, a link back to your blog, and I’d let you know when you’re posted.
    P.S. I’m in Sydney. 🙂

  8. Hey Jeff, I’ve recently been getting into photography especially street photography. I have always complained that brisbane is a boring city and there is nothing interesting to capture, but you have completely blown my mind. You photos have really inspired me to find the interesting side of brisbane. Your photos are amazing and I hope to see more of them. And who knows I might see you around Queen St one day. 🙂

    • Hi Keyur, thanks for the nomination but I don’t want to participate thanks. I’m happy doing my own thing and posting pictures I take for my own enjoyment. I do appreciate your thoughts and words though. All the best, Jeff.

  9. Thanks Jeff. I like the contained energy in your work and the sense of the city as a living, ever changing, organism. Regards from Thom at the immortal jukebox. (Come on over!)

  10. Thanks for the shot of us @ cafe on the park, Shorncliffe taken some years ago during our performance there in Easter…. I really like the black and white and the shadows…

  11. Hi Jeff Ryan, Ben Ryan here. I’ve really enjoyed your work here. I’m a street photographer from Brisbane. My work is here https://500px.com/benryan
    , well, my better work anyway. Do you know many other street togs around Brisbane? Can’t find many. Wondered about forming some sort of collective. Anyway thanks for showing your work. You have some absolute pearlers.

    • Hi Ben, Thanks for dropping by and having a look around. I took a look at your work – good stuff, I really like the Valley Kebab Shop photo in particular. I would be happy to catch up over a coffee or a beer sometime and chat about your ideas. My email: brisstreet@gmail.com Looking forward to it.

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