[ I *heart* NYC ] Transformation by Photographer Mike Ruiz

[ I *heart* NYC ] Transformation by Photographer Mike Ruiz

Last night I attended the gallery opening of celebrity photographer Mike Ruiz at the Leslie/Lohman Gallery in Soho, NY.

One of my makeup artists, Frances Hathaway, collaborated with Mike on one of the images on display. The 20 archival custom prints were specially selected for their trans-formative quality and lustrous interpretation as designed by Mike and offer a considerable overview of his career. Mike is currently being filmed for the upcoming Logo reality series — The A List: New York – in which he is one of he six gay NY’rs whose lives are being filmed — airing in the fall. Needless to say the room was filled with camera crews, photographers, and lots of  “pretty” boys. 😉

Some of the images displayed. Though the RuPaul one is a little vulgar, I find it hilarious. Me and Frances to the left • Mike Ruiz and Frances to the right

LESLIE/LOHMAN GALLERY
26 Wooster Street
(between Grand & Canal)
NYC 10013
(212) 431-2609
www.leslielohman.org

“Whole lotta sexy…From Brooke to Tyra Banks, J Lo to Jenna Jameson, Dolly to Dita Von Teese–few do cool so hot, even fewer capture the glamorous inner sinner imagination of todays extravagant enigmas than New York based high-octane celebrity and fashion photographer Mike Ruiz. Innately intuitive, a deft-eye for detail and full of sensual self-styled sizzle, Mike marries the sacred and profound in sophisticated unison. With a unique approach to the exploration of visceral brilliance, his finely crafted frames of reference have appeared in Vanity Fair, Conde Nast Traveler, Interview, Italian Elle, Spanish and Brazilian Vogue. Additionally, Mike has contributed to D&Gs Hollywood book and Iman’s The Beauty of Color beauty book and continues to explore different forms of expression via film, television and music. As founding partner of elite L.A photography complex Miauhaus Studios, Mike further cements the reckless glamour of his noisy impunity to never follow trends. Vive la difference! The powerful pleasure of perfection never felt so fabulous.”

The show is open until August 28th.