The Real Mike Ruiz

BTL Staff
By | 2012-04-11T09:00:00-05:00 April 11th, 2012|News|


A child imagines life outside reality by creating a wild, monster-inhabited world of escapism in “Pan’s Labyrinth,” a stylistic fantasy-art film released in 2006 from Guillermo del Toro. That world, or at least a version of it, is very familiar to Mike Ruiz.
As a kid, growing up as one of few ethnic people in Quebec, he envisioned an alternate reality that transcended his drab real-life. Little did he know that years later he’d be implementing it “into” real-life: he’s famous for his celebrity photographs, capturing the who’s-who of Hollywood in another light.

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