Stefan Ruiz


stefan ruiz

I recently came across photographer Stefan Ruiz via Andrew Hetherington’s blog, “whats the jackanory?”. Ruiz shoots fantastic portraiture on a 4×5 large format camera in places like Africa and South America – places most people would not even consider lugging such a beast. However the large, old fashioned camera opened doors for him in itself, as he notes in the sidebar accompanying one of his images, “…the Congo was kind of scary. I didn’t feel comfortable there. I’ve spent quite a bit of time in Africa, really liked it and never had a problem. But here, because they’d been in a civil war for so long, everyone was on edge. Everywhere there were guys with guns. But the portraits worked out well. I had brought my camera and lights and once I took them out they loved it. People often like to get photographed with a large format camera. It’s not something that happens every day…”

See more of Ruiz’s work on his wesite here

– Rory

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