Ryan Heffernan is a commercial director, advertising photographer and founder of Talweg Creative, a full-service advertising agency based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico. He specializes in capturing people in their unique environments. Heffernan has worked for clients that range from Yeti Coolers and REI to Adobe Systems and Outside magazine. Together with Grayson Schaffer, Heffernan directed Engler, Fast Forward and Trail Angel (all Mountainfilm 2016). Always finding great human stories, Heffernan and Schaffer captured the man, the myth, the legend (and Silverton, Colorado, local) John Shocklee in the short film John Shocklee: A Fairy Tale (Mountainfilm 2017).