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.