Cecilio 'TIN' Ruiz
Born in Puerto Rico in 1988, to a family of painters, musicians, and poets. Cecilio Ruiz organically grew up to become an artist himself. In 2006 While attending the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, he bought his first camera. After many years of concentrating in digital illustrations, paintings, and graphic design, he came across the work of Magnum photographers Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, and Elliot Erwitt. Their work quickly inspired him to focus on journalistic street photography. He has been documenting the hispanic culture in Miami since 2013 and the People on Florida's Beaches "Beach Bodies" since 2014, both for future publications. In 2015 he became a Full member of the Miami Street Photography Group, Which led him to assist and intern with magnum and National Geographic photographers such as David Alan Harvey, Constantine Manos, and Maggie Steber. He currently resides in San Francisco.
In 2013, Cecilio Ruiz established Winter Sunday, INC. A headquarter site for all of his work, including his photographic and graphic portfolios. The simple site's name and logo slowly morphed into a mindset. the viewers started relating with his way of thinking about all of the difficulties and "Rules" set by others for creative individuals. Through the years, The feedback received inspired him to design a Blog in which dedicated artists can easily network, receive Free exposure, and gain valuable constructive criticism. In 2015, Tin created "LA BELLA LIBERTAd" the blog.