Shotison Media was founded by Ryan Whitwell at the end of 2015. Beginning as a simple hobby based around shooting live bands, Ryan gradually moved into crafted photoshoots and writing reviews for various print and online magazines.
Ryan’s aim has always been to promote the rock, metal and other alternative scenes through words and images as these subcultures continue to grow by working with bands and artists to create visual media that music fans will be talking about for years to come. That aim hasn’t changed since Ryan founded Shotison Media. This clarity of vision has allowed Shotison Media to build a reasonable following, with artists and musicians choosing Shotison Media for various promotional materials due to Ryan’s reputation of having a good work ethic and positive attitude, leading to him being well regarded in London’s alternative and metal scenes.
Shotison Media is the official photographer for London’s Bloodstock Metal 2 the Masses competition and has had work appear in Devolution Magazine, Heatwave Magazine, Metal-Rules.com, TheIndependentVoice.org and Moshville.com, as well as band merchandise and cover art.
"Amazing photographer, dedicated to the live music scene with an enormous passion which shows in every photograph. Keep up the awesome work Ryan!"
"Took some absolutely wonderful pictures of our band Nuffin’ last March at the Dublin Castle."