Luis Ruiz door

 


 

Luis Ruiz
San Juan Door # 1, 2005
C print, 8” x 12”
Gift of the artist

 
Born in San Sebastian, Puerto Rico, Luis Ruiz immigrated to the United States at the age of three. Interested in his heritage and connecting with relatives, he returned to Puerto Rico twice a year and has developed an interest in photographing the city of San Juan.

 
In 1984, Ruiz bought his first camera. He took two courses at Passaic County Community College, “Introduction to Photography” and “Art Appreciation,” and credits the experience with sparking his interest in photography and fine art.

 
San Juan Door #4 is part of a series of doors photographed in San Juan. The artist was attracted to the doors by the variety of their colors, shapes, and styles. With an exceptional eye for design, artistic sensitivity, and his digital camera, Luis Ruiz makes each door uniquely interesting.