Buff Ambassador - Mike Ruiz
With an undeniable passion for the art of photography, world renowned artist and video director Mike Ruiz creates vibrant, ultra stylized work that stands out from the crowd. Collaborating with the best of the best, he works with an impressive list of clients including beauty and fashion brands like L'Oreal, Shick, Dark and Lovely and Garnier along with a host of A-list celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Betty White, Katy Perry, and Nicki Minaj to name a few.
An optimist at his core, Mike always shoots big, and is known for bringing the fantastical to life through a creative vision that knows no bounds. Using materials and mediums that most photographers would never think of, his work has been featured by editors at Elle, Vanity Fair, L'Officiel , Paper, Flaunt, Interview, Brazilian Vogue, Prestige and many more.
In 2007 Mike was inspired by a project he did with RuPaul, and he formally added video production to his repertoire. Since then he’s had the pleasure of working with Vanessa Williams, Kelly Rowland, Jody Watley, Kristine W., Shontelle, The Blonds, etc... on music videos that are both unexpected and riveting.
While Mike spends most of his time shooting and designing high-impact photos and videos for discerning brands; when he isn't wearing his camera on his shoulder he's wearing his heart on his sleeve. A humanitarian who has devoted his life to bettering the world he has worked for dozens of important causes and is currently an advocate for Pit Bulls and Buddies an L.A. Pit Bull rescue organization.
WHY PAUL C. BUFF, INC.?
"I love using Paul C. Buff lighting and accessories because of the portability and ease of use. I can travel with a photo studio in my camera bag, not to mention that I can always count on the lighting and modifiers to give me the best possible results."
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