The Ryan Pernofski Store (STORY)
Since I began sharing photos on Instagram the year it came out in 2011, I kept one goal in mind: to never focus on trying to get "famous" or popular - but just to simply try to get better… I had found a passion for photography and wanted to make sure I only ever did it because I loved it and with the constant pursuit to share the beauty I had seen in waves in the previous years of surfing them.
I never thought so many people would end up seeing/viewing & sharing my photos & videos. It's still mind-blowing to me to see the places my "content" has ended up and I'm constantly humbled by the "support" or simply the people that continue encourage me and continue along with me on my journey. Maybe it's because I'm not trying to get in the lime light - I'm just trying to get in the green room. I'm on a mission to share the beauty of creation, and so I'm merely a co-observer like all of us. I just happen to have a camera in my hand and am lucky enough to live in such a beautiful place to take such photos!
I created the Ryan Pernofski Store to simply move my photos off your screen, into your home! The fact is. These moments I capture were in real life. And they are quite large bodies of water. And so to only experience them on a screen I think minifies their beauty. I'm a huge fan of "spaces". Your home, workplace or hang space should be one that is peaceful, inspiring and alive. And that's what I try to bring with my products. They're less "prints" that you just stick up or frame. And more art pieces. That I see make your space come alive, that make it your own.
I only sell what I would personally want to own. I'm always trying new things, testing new products and trialing them out in friends houses, and my own places to see how they look and feel in the real world. If I don't personally like them. I don't stock them. I guess that's the beauty of owning your own store. That being said I know I'm only just getting started - and so just because something doesn't exist on the store, doesn't mean I don't want it, I just may have not yet trialed it out or thought of it—so do message me if there's something particular you'd like and I'll see what I can do!
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, and checking out my store. My hope is that you love the product(s) that you purchase here. And secretly I hope your mind is blown (in a good way) - showing to you that our world and the ocean is an artwork.