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!
We'll first meet at Holsem Coffee and make our way around the area.
Holsem Coffee, 2911 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104n