Ray Stranagan was born on an American Army base in Germany, but soon moved to New York State where he grew up making funny short movies and extreme sports videos with his brother. All he wanted to do was be behind a camera and travel. While a student at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale for Video Production and Digital Filmmaking, he worked for Pro Dive International filming underwater video/photography. A dream job! After graduating from the Art Institute in 2011, Ray continues to pursue work photographing natural ecosystems, and spends his free time travelling and scuba diving around the world.