Most of us can remember our childhood spent exploring our backyards and surrounding areas but for this guy, things were a little more intense! Backpacking and camping trips as a youngster took him all over Northern California thanks to his passionate and inspiring father. Ryan Thompson, a part time barista and wedding photographer from Redding, California still jumps at the opportunity to hike, rock climb or backpack his way to remote locations and fuel his passion for photography.
"To me, adventure is a car full of friends with camera bags, seeking yet another unexplored destination."
Ryan admits that adventure travel has shaped him into the person he is today and has also helped him to realize how he wants to fill his days for the rest of his life. Numerous trips and adventures have helped him arrive at the conclusion that although the big cities offer plenty, he prefers the small town vibe and loves being able to explore his own backyard with some incredible and almost untouched places in close proximity.
"I can’t wait for what life throws my way next!"
Ryan is passionate about inspiring a community with his love for beautiful places in nature through his quality photography. He is pleased to be a part of the thisworldexists to give him an avenue to share some of the world's most unique and remote places to a community that knows their true value and energy they posses.
"I hope that our (thisworldexists) adventures encourage others to get out and see the world in there own eyes."
Ryan is a passionate climber, hiker and photographer and would love to exploring every nook and cranny of Yosemite National Park. Whilst another one high on his bucket list is Iceland, an absolute photographers paradise!