Hilarious Scenes of Manufactured Chaos

Los Angeles-based photographer Ryan Schude captures exclusive moments filled with energy, movement, life, and whimsy. Each frame tells a different story that is complex, layered, and intriguing.

Some of his photos are like the scene of a crime, with clues scattered within. For example, one can conclude that the girl, with a mouth full of blood and feathers, standing next to the bloody bird cage ate the bird that once dwelled in that cage. Others are simply mind-bogglingly fun.

It's definitely the quirky behaviors of his subjects that make Schude's body of work so intriguing. Doesn't his photos remind us of Martin Schoeller's celebrity portraits?

Ryan Schude's website and Flickr


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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