Watch: Ryan Rodgers on Photographing the River in his Backyard

“I grasp to understand the wonder I find in nature,” the photographer says in an elegant new video about the river and his work.




< 1 minute read

“…Photographs are always a split-second behind, the sum of lapses between eyes, brains, fingers and camera parts. In this is the promise of greater beauty to be found in the actual world, and license for an endless search.” – Ryan Rodgers

Ryan Rodgers’s photographs of the St. Croix River and its watershed are currently on display at ArtReach St. Croix’s gallery in Stillwater. In the video above, the Osceola photographer shares a few thoughts on photography and nature, accompanied by beautiful moving images. The video was produced by Randy Johnson.

The 300 Days in the Watershed exhibit, with muskie flies by Gabe Schubert and sculpture by Dale Lewis, is open to the public now through September 29th.

The gallery is open Wednesday through Friday, 10a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays 12-4p.m. It will be open extended hours during the annual “festival of art festivals” Take Me to the River, September 21, 22, 28 and 29. There will be a closing party September 29th from 6 – 8 p.m.

ArtReach St. Croix
224 North 4th Street
Stillwater, Minnesota

Details »

Opening party:  Thursday, August 22 from 6 – 8 p.m. Everyone welcome!



St. Croix 360 offers commenting to support productive discussion. We don’t allow name-calling, personal attacks, or misinformation. This discussion may be heavily moderated and we reserve the right to block nonconstructive comments. Please: Be kind, give others the benefit of the doubt, read the article closely, check your assumptions, and stay curious. Thank you!

“Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another’s world.” – Bill Bullard

One response to “Watch: Ryan Rodgers on Photographing the River in his Backyard”

  1. Ryan Rodgers Avatar

    Thanks to Randy Johnson at R. Media Productions for making this video!