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Ruben is a photographer. Although of Spanish origin, he has managed to make Los Angeles, California his second home, where he is developing a promising career. Rubén tells us that he has not always been on this side of the camera. For years, he has dedicated himself to acting and modeling. Until one day, almost 10 years ago, when he lived in Brussels, he decided to sign up for a photography workshop, attracted by the power of images. "It was then that I discovered a powerful tool with which to express myself" and in this way his career as a photographer took off.

He is currently immersed in different personal projects as he finishes his first portrait book on masculinity.  One of his dreams would be to travel to Antarctica and photograph it. Another place he would like to visit is Sri Lanka. "I would love to be able to photograph any city in the middle of the jungle and the beach, get to know its culture and the wildlife of the island.

She has lived in different cities on both sides of the Atlantic and in each of them there is something that has always accompanied her: her passion for swimming. "I love swimming. I have swum for years in every city and country I have lived in.

And in each one of them he had his favorite place to do this sport: a heated pool on Lake Madrid, an indoor one on the Upper East Side of New York or the one now in Los Angeles where he likes to go to an outdoor pool in West Hollywood. "I have fond memories of all of them, but I remember with special affection the Victor Boin Pool, a beautiful 1905 art deco pool located in Saint-Gilles, Brussels".

 However, when it comes to relaxing in the sun, Ruben recommends the El Matador beach in California. He also points out that it is best to visit it during the week, as the panorama can be overwhelming at the weekend. With a quieter and more relaxing atmosphere, he recommends any of the beaches on the island of Menorca. To enjoy the session you only need to bring your swimsuit, a large towel, sunscreen, headphones, good music, a good book, fruit and water.

One of his favorite beaches is Tulum in Mexico, white sand and palm trees near the water. "There I just need my bathing suit and my camera.

We asked him about our collection and he says he is inspired by everything this place transmits to him: clean spaces, relaxation, blue skies, sea water, bright sun, the texture of clean skin?  

He confesses that our garments are ideal for those who value quality products, for those who enjoy wearing a good swimsuit. 

If I had to give one of them to someone I would choose any of the Passion for Swimming Collection, and give it to his friend David, who has "exceptional taste in clothing".

Inquiring a little more about his tastes he tells us that his favorite designer is Yourselves, and that the architect who inspires him the most, Frank Gehry. Motivated by his passion for design, as an artist he highlights the graphic designer, Eddie Opara. And his favourite band, the one he likes to listen to lying in the sun, The Weeknd.

He identifies with electronic music, rock and experimental music. The architects who influence him the most are Le Corbusier, Jean Nouvel or Luis Barragan, and the writer, Thich Nhat Hanh.

He recommends our swimsuits to lovers of minimalist design, who like high quality garments and who like to dress comfortably.<

Meows of gratitude, Ruben.

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