Hi, my name is Ryan Katsanes. I have lived in PDX since 2008, previous to that I grew up on the peninsula in California.
I have been shooting "seriously" since 2005, primarily interested in people photography whether it's been portraits or events. More recently I've really taken to street photography, which for me is the perfect fit given I like to shoot alone, have time to think as well as shoot people candidly versus posed.
More over, I find that shooting on the street leads to some interesting stories to tell non-photographers as well as fellow photographers. You will find that if you engage people, even if you never take their picture, you will come away with life experiences. I am very much enjoying that aspect of street photography as well.