For Rinzi Ruiz, street photography is much more than just taking to the street hoping to capture interesting objects as they pass by. Ruiz sees the entire process of walking the streets as a sort of meditative practice. He took up street photographer after his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and Ruiz needed a distraction, an outlet. Hear his inspiring story:
Ruiz hopes that people get a similar connection to the subject when they are looking at his photographs as Ruiz does when he is taking them. According the artist himself he likes to create photos which show a central light with the rest of the image falling off into the shadows. This artistic approach is clearly present in all of his work.
“When I found a camera and I started shooting, all those things that I saw I was able to capture. The instant part of capturing a moment, I was able to show, ‘Okay, this is how I see things.’ Through photography I learned a lot about myself.”
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