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Elle Magazine's Santiago Ruiseñor: Mexico’s Best Kept Secret

Ruiseñor Through The Years - 2010
Ruiseñor Through The Years - 2010
Elle Magazine / Santiago Ruiseñor

In today’s society, everyone wants things instantaneously. Long gone are the days where yesterday’s news is on today’s front page. When you click your mouse to turn on the computer screen, you see news as it happens. Sometimes, the production of journalism at this pace diminishes quality. Yet, there are still a few creative minds with great work worth taking a second glance, that make you slow down and reminisce on noteworthy moments like Mario Testino, who has worked with almost every star you can imagine, or Annie Leibovitz, recognized for her work in Rolling Stone. Although just about anything is put out in media today, it is a relief to delve into photographic works with a clear-cut, magnetic quality that makes you want to savor each moment in time, like that of Mexico’s best kept secret, Santiago Ruiseñor.

After14 years of hard work, and a little bit of luck Ruiseñor has become one of today’s strongest photographers with features in publications from likes of ELLE Mexico, Denmark, Turkey, US, Harpers Bazaar US, Icon Milan and Traffic. Many have come to respect his ability to capture beauty in a form that alludes to power and grace. As do many photographers, Ruiseñor has his favorite pieces of work, including “the picture[s] I took in Deli in New York City featuring clothes of Tommy and another shoot at a diner in NYC. Both were shot for Elle Magazine.” He now serves as a leading photo editor for ELLE Mexico.

Although his accomplishments are vast, Ruiseñor constantly challenges himself, keeping in mind that “the next shoot is going to be even better.” Who knows? The shoots can get better and better with dream collaborations for Vincent Gallo or Joaquin Phoenix. Why? They have “amazing faces,” says Ruiseñor.

Sometimes, life’s most poignant moments happen off of a whim. After looking over pictures by Henri Cartier Bresson during a course in basic photography, Mexico would breed one of its most sought after photographers of today – Santiago Ruiseñor.

Website - http://santiagoruisenor.com/

Check out some of Ruisenor's work over the years.

Ruiseñor Through The Years - 2010
Ruiseñor Through The Years - 2010 Elle Magazine / Santiago Ruiseñor

Ruiseñor Through The Years - 2010

This blonde beauty succinctly emulates the bronze lion standing proudly behind her at London's Picadilly Circus Square. It's hard not to sense the strength in visual.

Ruiseñor Through The Years - 2010 pt2
Ruiseñor Through The Years - 2010 pt2 Elle Man / Santiago Ruiseñor

Ruiseñor Through The Years - 2010 pt2

Here stands none other than top male model Ben Hill, donning Burberry Prorsum. The subtle look in his ocean blue eyes, compliment the jacket seamlessly. It's no wonder this shot made it on the cover of Elle Man October 2010.

Ruiseñor Through The Years - 2011
Ruiseñor Through The Years - 2011 Elle Man / Santiago Ruiseñor

Ruiseñor Through The Years - 2011

Something about the usage of black and white, in contrast with bold colorin makes this photo
stiking, in addition to the traditional japanese martial arts movment and the subtle use of modern
versions of " Kanzashi."

Ruiseñor Through The Years - 2012
Ruiseñor Through The Years - 2012 Elle Man / Santiago Ruiseñor

Ruiseñor Through The Years - 2012

Few men can easily rock striped pants and bold canary yellow with ease, like this lead, male subject. For all James Bond fans, doesn't his confidence resemble that of Pierce Brosnan?

Ruiseñor Through The Years - 2012 Pt2
Ruiseñor Through The Years - 2012 Pt2 Elle Man / Santiago Ruiseñor

Ruiseñor Through The Years - 2012 Pt2

Jon Kortajarena, one of today's most recognized male model's who is often seen in Tom Ford campaigns, nailed this look. You definitely get a relaxed, NYC downtown vibe with this one.

Ruiseñor Through The Years - 2013
Ruiseñor Through The Years - 2013 Elle Magazine / Santiago Ruiseñor

Ruiseñor Through The Years - 2013

This topless beauty brings you back to simplistic civilization with a strong, yet pensive aurora that draws you in, and makes you wonder where she is headed.

Ruiseñor Through The Years - 2013 pt 2
Ruiseñor Through The Years - 2013 pt 2 Elle Man / Santiago Ruiseñor

Ruiseñor Through The Years - 2013 pt 2

You feel a sense of genuine happiness, watching the smiling faces boldly displaying their pearly whites, as if a light joke was made that you aren't aware of.

Ruiseñor Through The Years - 2013 pt 3
Ruiseñor Through The Years - 2013 pt 3 Elle Man / Santiago Ruiseñor

Ruiseñor Through The Years - 2013 pt 3

Each subject faced forward seems to have a sense of purpose, unknown. But, there is something about the woman with the dark shadow over her eyes that makes your eyes zoom towards her automatically.

Ruiseñor Through The Years - 2014
Ruiseñor Through The Years - 2014 Elle Magazine/ Santiago Ruiseñor

Ruiseñor Through The Years - 2014

Leading model Cocha Rocha's unearthly, yet polished look compliments the surrounding Victorian structure. This photograph does a great job at capturing a subtle air of sexiness about her in this.