Selected works of Christopher Ryan, owner of Arabi Visual Arts. Christopher’s primary interest lies in his own conceptual projects which have been exhibited throughout the United States as well as Thailand. However, his work also covers a variety of other genres in over 20 countries. His works recently won first place in two categories at the National Veterans Creative Arts Competition. Christopher serves on the board of the local chapter of the ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers).
Leona Tate (center), civil rights pioneer & founder of the Leona Tate Foundation for Change; Tremaine Knighten-Riley (right) Director, and Tajahne Pugh (left), Administrative Assistant.
Anna Sueangam-iam, Miss Universe Thailand 2022, and Sinvaja Chanthala, Lao-American fashion model
Korn Danviboon, singer, actor, dancer, and fashion model performing in Bangkok.
Priests, bishops, and archbishops from across SE Asia pose with disabled orphaned children at Camillian Home for Children Living With Disabilities in Bangkok, Thailand.
Director Paul Willis (center) of the Saints & Sinners LGBTQ Literary Festival in New Orleans poses with panelists Steven Reigns (left) and C. Scott Bailey (right).
Aaron Ledet, immigration attorney.
Family and Children
Extended family and friends group at the Lundi Gras portrait event in the Arabi Visual Arts Studio.
Siblings Skylar and Shana on the beach in Tampa, Florida.
C. G. B. in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.
Former head of security for ZZ Top with his daughter.
A group of friends playing in a tree in Din Daeng, one of several slum areas of Bangkok.
Ukranian child and mom playing in bed. Both are professional international ballet dancers.
Tang Tang Porlouse, national female champion in her age group for Muay Thai fighting in Thailand.
Eric Hang-Yu Liu, international dancer from Vietnam on New York City’s High Line.
King’s Cup Elephant Polo team in Bangkok, Thailand in 2017. In 2018 Thailand Elephant Polo Association announced they will end the competitions due to allegations of animal cruelty by the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals.
Mr. Uday Vishwanath Deshpande, Director and coach with students at Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir, a sacred sports institute located in Shivaji Park, in the heart of Mumbai, India.
Kushti, a form of Indian wrestling in New Delhi, India.
Mallakhamb performance at Gurukulam Shiksha in Ahmedabad, India.
Boys taking a break from Yağlı güreş (Turkish oil wrestling) at Antalya Büyükşehir Asat Spor Kulübü, the leading Turkish youth sports academy in Istanbul, Turkey.
NGOs and Non-Profit Organizations
Nuns from a Catholic Charities mission for Rohingya refugees in Myanmar visit Camillian Home for Children Living With Disabilities.
One of approximately 100 clients Camillian Home for Children Living With Disabilities. Christopher created a portrait of all clients over a two day period for documentation purposes and to provide updates to the children’s sponsors.
Twin boys at Grace United, an NGO providing support to children and families living and working under extreme conditions at the largest garbage dump in Honduras.
Seniors and one pre-schooler at Grace United, an NGO providing support to children and families living and working under extreme conditions at the largest garbage dump in Honduras.
Children on break at Grace United, an NGO providing support to children and families living and working under extreme conditions at the largest garbage dump in Honduras.
Teacher with students at Grace United, an NGO providing support to children and families living and working under extreme conditions at the largest garbage dump in Honduras.
Students in one of five classrooms at Grace United, an NGO providing support to children and families living and working under extreme conditions at the largest garbage dump in Honduras.
Volun2Thai, a German NGO providing support to impoverished rural rice farming families in Thailand hosts their annual Christmas party for many neighboring school districts at their campus near Udon Thani, Thailand.
Celebration of partnership with rural villagers for organic farm project near Jaffna, Sri Lanka.
Provincial celebration to honor ministers of public education in Kohn Kaen, Thailand.
Shelter for abandoned children in New Delhi, India.
Child living in Bantar Gebang, one of the largest garbage dumps in Asia with a continual human population. The Kingdom of Bantar Gebang is an NGO that provides food, clothing, education, and other support to the children and families living there. Indigenous People
A Kuna Indian boy. This project was a great honor as the Kuna people rarely admit photographers to their island home.
A child of the Embera Tribe proudly poses for Christopher after being asked to show him his favorite place in the village. Fashion
Jim, a Taiwanese fashion model at Rockaway Beach in New York City.
Sinvacha Chanthala “Jiepfy”, the photographer’s lady-boy husband and fashion model from Vientiane, Laos poses in a traditional Lao skirt in front of St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, USA.
Christian, an avid cosplayer at Unincorporated Studios in Hollywood, California.
Joseph, a Mississippi teen boy in tactical gear at the abandoned Navy base on Poland Avenue in New Orleans.
New Orleans Events
Krewe Du Vue parade in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Second Line parade in New Orleans’ 7th Ward.
Benz at the Ghost Hotel of Chiang Mai Thailand. From Christopher Ryan’s Youth and Urban Decay concept.
Digital composite featuring Leonid, a 5 year old model from Russia body-painted by a celebrity Thai artist layered onto a scene from Habana Cuba.
Tum, age 17 poses for Christopher’s Teens with Tattoos concept in an abandoned Thai Army train near Bangkok.
Two boys play in Sam Sand Dunes National Park. They hail from an extremely remote Muslim village in the far western region of Rajasthan, India. This was their first time ever to play barefoot & shirtless in the sand free from parental supervision.