Born in Valladolid, Spain, Raul Ortiz de Lejarazu’s spent part of his early life in a number of different countries across the world. He studied sociology, arts and literature at K.U. Leuven in Belgium, before taking a course in Advertising and Public Relations at the University of Valladolid in Spain. With more than 6 years’ experience in Advertising Agencies such as Leo Burnett, McCann Erickson and Momentum London and more than 7 years spent working as a photographer all around the world, he earned a Diploma of Photoimaging at the CATC Design School in Sydney, Australia. He has forged a career in advertising, photography and graphic design. Persistent and hardworking, he loves keeping up to date with the latest information tools, social networking and online state-of-the-art technologies. His work explores different perspectives and he brings a unique point of view to every new project he undertakes. He had experience working as a photographer developing commercial work for different business around the globe, creating food photography for different brands and restaurants. Also covered a wide range of events in Sydney and also weddings, and corporate jobs for prestigious brands such as ANZ bank. Affectionately known as Ruli by friends and clients alike, he is often active on his Instagram profile under that nickname: @ruliphotoart
I love creating new content and images, one of the things I love the most is to challenge myself and also improve my work every time. My passion lies in creating beautiful visual images and designs that are both striking and unique that help other business or clients to stand out.
Lifestyle and travel photography are my number one when it comes to photography, being able to express the sense of freedom and adventure with images, I think Australia has a lot of opportunities to create this type of images. I love food and product photography, creating beautiful and colorful images of delicious food or great products. Architecture photography is also one of the types of shoots I enjoy doing, I like playing with shapes, lines and perspectives. I also enjoy events, from a big event to a small birthday or wedding, I think my favorite thing is being able to blend in the crowd and capturing moments that nobody else is noticing.
I graduated with honors at CATC design school on the Diploma of Photography. My work was selected this year to be part of the last Head On Photography Festival. Some publications such as Neighbourhood paper published some of my works as well.
I have a very strong Spanish accent ( which people normally likes it) I grow up in Spain but I've living 3 years now in Australia.