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Published in Docu Book Vol 4.
Best of Documentary & Street Photography
ISSN: 2814-9033
Digital publication (ebook)
 

Interview & Photographs: 

Mikel Romeo Ruiz

Tell about yourself a little bit… How did you become a photographer?

I’m Mikel Rome and I’m 34. I’ve been interested in photography since I was child. I’d see my father take his Canon AE-1 on all his trips and he’d then make slides for us to see afterwards. When I was a teenager, I got into photography again and started to teach myself. I learnt how to observe, understand lighting and use my camera. Once I learnt the basics, I found Black Passport by Stanley Greene in one of my town’s libraries and realized I wanted to take photos to show those things that most people don’t see, such as events, or unfair situations. I wanted to tell stories that would make different worlds closer.

What has been the biggest lesson you have learned as a photographer?

I suppose it’s humility. At the beginning, my objective…