About the Book
Being 21 is a special thing in your life if you live long enough to see it.
21 would be the year they said.
21 would be the best year of my life they said.
21 would be a year I would never forget they said.
A year-long photo project by Marques Ruiz.
My name is Marques Ruiz, and I am a photographer. Specializing in portrait photography, I work with my subjects to make tangible pieces of work we will never forget. In addition to portrait photography, I also create content for social media. My areas of expertise include digital photography, film photography, and videography. I want the clients and the brand that I serve to walk away from every experience with me feeling positive and satisfied. Beyond my life behind the camera, I am a vegetarian, I enjoy documentaries, and I listen to lo-fi hip-hop. Born on an army base in North Carolina, I grew up in New Jersey, the place that I still call home. I was in sixth grade when my obsession with photography cropped up in earnest, my father’s camcorder an object of great expression to me.