TRANSFORMATION: Photography by Mike Ruiz August 25-28

YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS the photography of Mike Ruiz at the Leslie/Lohman Gallery  in NYC this week!

 August 26-28.
Opening reception: Wednesday
August 25, 6 – 9 pm

The celebrity / fashion photographer – and star of the upcoming reality show The A-List: New York  – will be unveiling his latest solo exhibit “Transformations,” a work representing celebrities alter egos, as interpreted by the photographer himself.

Best known for making celebrities almost unrecognizable in his edgy and futuristic photographs, Ruiz  has found a way to repackage stardom with his camera lens. With a client list that any casting director would envy, Ruiz is a familiar face thanks to appearances on ‘Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List,’ ‘America’s Next Top Model’ and ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ as both photographer and guest judge. 

In an interview with POPEATER he discusses the proces…

It is usually collaborative. Obviously they need to be aware of what I’m doing ahead of time, although, Kim Kardashian had no idea. She walked into the studio and I said, ‘OK look, this is what we’re doing.’ I was on pins and needles until she agreed to it, but she’s pretty cool, she’s pretty invaluable that way. We were working with a really solid team that she knew from before, and I had worked with her before, so she trusted me.

Usually, I do have a contact, I gotta run it by the publicist so they’re cool with it. But these days, because of the wild success of the shoots I did with Kim Kardashian, Lance Bass or Adam Lambert, publicists are coming to me for that reason. They know they’re gonna get some wild transformation. It’s less of a struggle now because they know that’s what they’re getting and if that’s not what they want, to not even start a dialogue.”

 
A portion of all net proceeds from exhibit sales will go to the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation , an outlet for art work that is unambiguously gay and which is frequently denied access to mainstream venues.

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