About Syv Ritch

Syv Ritch Hi,

My name is Syv Ritch. Syv is pronounced like 'sieve' but instead of a long 'ie' it's a short one.

I'm located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It's on Canada's West Coast. It's a beautiful place nested between the Pacific Ocean and the mountains, the Cascades to the East and the North Shore mountains.

I started in photography in the late 1960s. My first camera was a Kodak 126 Instamatic. I took black and white photos of cars and photos of my friends. Then I sold my friends' photographs to their mothers, that was my first foray in the business of being a photographer: “Who's your customer?”.

My first “real” camera was a Fujica ST701 in the early 1970s. Then in the early 80s, I took a 17 years hiatus before going back to photography. I started this website in the spring of 2008. A large part of my photography “wisdom”, aka pounding the pavement, is in this website.

I'm currently working on pet photography and local travel/destinations.

Syv Ritch
Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4R3