Alan del Rio Ortiz’s expression through the visual image is ultra-violet and oh so real. From intimate portraits to conceptual spectacles of art for music videos, commercials and branded content, his collaborations include Florence and The Machine, St. Vincent, Danny Brown, Blood Orange, Solange, Absolut, Purple Mag and Channel 4. Mr. Ortiz is currently based in NYC, by way of Chicago, where he began his career directing commercial content for national brands.
As a director, photographer and artistic director, Alan del Rio Ortiz has been dreaming up worlds of mise en scéne ever since getting his hands on a camcorder as a young child. He jokes about his phase as a goth kid in high school, among the vibrant palettes and hot hot heat of Mexico and Southern Texas. A presage to today, where he resides as a humble force behind the camera - a documentarian of beauty, color and life.
Follow Alan's photo diary here: So Gross And Lonely
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