Since 2000, Ryan Cleek has worked as a photographer, filmmaker, and writer in the cycling, action sports, and outdoor lifestyle industries. Prior to founding his production company, he was a creative content producer for some of the world’s largest bicycle and component companies. Over the first decade of his career, he cut his teeth as a staff writer, photographer, and video producer for international mountain bike and action sports media outlets. When it comes to long-form projects, Ryan has written, produced, and directed award-winning, feature-length action sports documentary films.
Specializing in outdoor lifestyle media production, his Reno-based production company, Ryan Cleek Studios, produces commercial film and photography assets for outdoor industry clients worldwide.
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1. Ryan Cleek
It’s hard not to be impressed by Reno editorial like Ryan Cleek and his body of work. He has been photographing outdoor lifestyle and action sports for over 20 years and is an award-winning filmmaker. Expertly combining the making of adrenaline-fueled art with his love for the outdoors, Ryan’s photos have innate power and rawness.
“What’s unique about Reach for the Sky is the raw, real life emotion it conveys; the stress and the suspense is intense at times. Even if it’s already happened and you know the outcome, director Ryan Cleek brings you into the action on a very personal level. The passion that was put into this film by Ryan is refreshing to see.”
Ryan Cleek, MTB Filmmaker and Storyteller - The Inside Line Podcast -
Ryan Cleek has been one of mountain biking's storytellers for over 20 years. He's played many roles in the industry as a photographer, writer, videographer and product tester for media outlets and bike brands. Along the way, he has made two feature-length films about mountain bikers and their journey in our sport. We had a chance to sit down and get the story of the storyteller, and it's pretty good, if we say so ourselves.
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Reno, Nevada-based photography and film production outfit, Ryan Cleek Studios, is amountain sports, action sports, and active lifestyle media production companyserving commercial clients worldwide.
Are you looking for an outdoor sports photographer or video producer in the Reno, Nevada or Lake Tahoe areas? Ryan Cleek has over 20 years of experience in action sports and outdoor lifestyle photography and film production.
If your goal is to have engaging and dynamic video or still imagery to tell your brand’s story or to bring a project to life, submit a request via the contact page and we will be in touch to learn how we can help you achieve your creative project goals.