Rinzi Ruiz discovered his passion for street photography on the cavernous streets of downtown Los Angeles. I met up with Rinzi on my recent trip to LA trip and had a great time exploring the city and getting some insight into what makes Rinzi tick as a photographer. Hit the jump for the video and some epic shots from one of LA’s most dedicated street photographers!
He’s one of the most prolific street photographers working today and his trademark black and white style is instantly recognizable. Rinzi Ruiz makes the streets of downtown Los Angeles his canvas as he elevates the ordinary moments of passers-by into monuments of style and grace. I sat down with Rinzi to discuss his photographic journey and what it means to be a street photographer. Hit the jump for the full interview!
Rinzi Ruiz is known for his high contrast black and white street photography from the streets of downtown L.A. but he’s been experimenting with color images lately and this one is particularly well seen. The tentatively formal framing and perfectly saturated colors create sense of place so strong that you can almost hear the slot machines jangling in the background. Hit the jump for more on Rinzi.