Best of Miami 2009 Preview: Best Street Photographer
|Carlos Ramos/Miami Fever|
Carlos Ramos (AKA Miami Fever)
With the advent of the now ubiquitous camera phone and cheap broadband, almost anyone can become a famous photographer overnight. Well, not quite anyone. There's still this little thing called talent that isn't quite universally available yet. But Carlos Ramos definitely has it. Ramos is the shutterbug known to his many fans as Miami Fever. Day after day for the past several years, he's uploaded thousands of images that seemingly capture the city's very soul -- freezing the most intimate moments in a maelstrom called Miami. Not only does Ramos give the snootiest art snobs rich images to revel in, but also many of his photographs cater to the more pedestrian loves of beautiful women and expensive cars, meaning there is something for everyone to like. If Ramos continues to follow his current trajectory, he has the potential of becoming a photographic superstar on the level of Henri Cartier-Bresson or Garry Winogrand. Yes, he's that good.
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