A Los Angeles-based photographer, Rinzi studied Fine Arts at Pasadena Community College, then went on to attend the Art Institute of Los Angeles. Specializing in Graphic Design and Motion Graphics, he received recognition for having the best portfolio of his class. Following his graduation, Rinzi worked at Technicolor in its DVD and Blu-ray production facility for 10 years, advancing from designer to project manager and ultimately becoming a manager and art director. Although he originally adopted photography as a hobby, Rinzi became so devoted to the art that he decided to pursue it as a full-time career. He quickly garnered attention on the local arts scene for his distinctive style of black-and-white street photography, with its emphasis on the interplay of light and shadow. His work appeared in the Los Angeles Times’s Southern California Moments feature, and Eloquence International Creators Magazine made him the featured photographer for its September 2012 issue. In addition to his street photography, Rinzi shoots portraits, weddings, and events, and teaches photography in both workshops and one-on-one tutorials. Committed to promoting the arts in LA, he co-curated the Think Tank Gallery’s “YOU ARE HERE II: Shoot a Cop” Exhibit and has been profiled in such diverse publications as The Candid Frame podcast with Ibarionex Perello, Light It Magazine for iPads, and the Fotoflock by Epson website.

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Photos of Rinzi Ruiz [street zen] (5)

  • [ Street PhotographyStreet Photography ] ChinaTown London [ Ricoh GXR ] by Takadanobaba Kurazawa
  • In Black and White by ma_ps_
  • journey towards the shrine devoted to Shiva by The Bhanjanagar
  • 0006_SM by SolCal Photography
  •  by DaahOliveira
  • trip (29) by QmungousPhoto.com
  • 67020 On Diverts at milford junction due to ecml engineers by Dan - DB Photography
 

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Name:
Rinzi Ruiz
Joined:
March 2010
Hometown:
Glendale
Currently:
Burbank, USA
I am:
Male and Single
Occupation:
Photographer
Website:
Rinzi Ruiz Photography