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    and Nightspots Magazine Photographer

The youngest of seven kids raised in the Chicago suburbs, Ryan Kolodziej (pronounced ka-low-jay) is the signature drag enthusiast of his native city’s LGBT media.

Regularly contracted by Nightspots Magazine and since 2004, Kolodziej’s photographic reporting covered over 250 drag shows in the five years prior to 2011. His credits cite multiple cover shoots for Nightspots, including the publication’s Pride 2007-themed issue, as well as the front-page photo of Cyndi Lauper printed in The Windy City Times’ Gay Games ’06 edition.

Ryan can be befriended online at and his blog is a frequent feature on

A collection of creative and professional works are available for viewing at

Likes: I like confident guys who can handle a sarcastic sense of humor. Prefer a guy on the "thick" side.

Turn-offs: Arrogance!

Website :



Photography, Drag Queens, Dance Music.

Favorite movies

Bring It On, Legally Blonde, Rent, Girls Will Be Girls

Favorite music

Reina, Cher, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, etc.

Favorite food

Shrimp, pizza, pasta!

Favorite TV shows

Friends, Reba, Desperate Housewives, The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency, Project Runway.




You're a nice boy!

cpbill on 03.12.09 | comment

great Mr. Chicago Leather photos, Ryan!

cpmatt on 02.05.09 | comment

tell me a secret.

cpjason on 09.21.08 | comment

we need to bump into each other a bit more often...

bobbypins on 09.01.08 | comment

I was checking out your seem to have a way of making the lens friendly. Everyone seems to smile naturally...even the marigolds ;) Nice work Ryan.

23 on 05.06.08 | comment

Hey sweets, keep up the great pics and still love readin them blogs....To think I've added ya to crackspace and not even on here yet??? Double shame on me, when you headed to Maneuvers again?

gypsy1 on 04.04.08 | comment

What's new handsome? Haven't seen ya since Pride! I guess I need to go out more.. lol

cpmatt on 07.28.07 | comment

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