My name is Ramzi and I am a 26 year old photographer based in San Diego, California. I come from a multicultural background with my mom being American and my dad coming from Lebanon.
I grew up on the East coast but moved to Beirut at around 14. From there, I continued to complete my Bachelor's degree in Communications at a university in Rome, Italy. I do love to travel and meet people from all walks of life, and of course my camera is always with me for that.
I first picked up a camera back in 2011 while attending high school in Beirut, Lebanon. I remember my teacher back then had a big influence on me and encouraged me to continue practicing.
My passion for photography really took off while I lived in Rome. I would walk for hours taking photos of the beautiful cobble-stoned streets and architecture. Ever since then I have been shooting portraits professionally and working with brands across the US.
I believe that now, more than ever, there is a need to have a good presence online, and for that presence to be as accurate and well done as possible.
I always take my camera to gatherings with friends or just to meet someone for a coffee because that is when I have gotten some of my best portraits.
I really strive to make my subjects feel comfortable through humor. Everyone deserves to feel beautiful in their own skin and I think I have a special talent to do so.
I like this area because it is not the usual downtown setting and has a lot of cool little streets, coffee shops, book stores and more. I feel like the photos feel more genuine in this area as well.
Ramzi was great to work with!