• Today's technology has made it possible for anyone to pick up a camera (or even an iPhone) and proudly proclaim themselves a photographer! But this isn't necessarily an evil thing, it has allowed some to express themselves whom otherwise wouldn't have been able to 20 years ago. I consider myself an artist first and photographer 2nd, although depending on who you ask, those two terms are one in the same.

    This blog represents my never ending exploration and learning into my self expression using the camera as my tool. Although I do a great deal of commercial work these days, my focus is almost always finding ways to express myself artistically by communicating with my viewers with each new image I create.

2016…what’s to come? (careful! *NSFW images inside)

I’ve been having a creative itch more and more lately to…well… create something.  Under what capacity, i’m not sure.  I’ve even contemplated some sculpting.  I’ve d0ne some in college years ago but dropped the ball on it.  My best one was in fact, a naked female figure which was a final.  Wish i still had that.

So I mentored a senior recently (high school) for a photography project and we had several rolls of film to develop, I had some old film i had no idea what was captured on it…ironically it was some shots from my last post in this blog of Theresa Manchester.  What a treasure of a find!  Initiallly i thought it was a roll from my 500C but the quality of the photos makes me believe it was just a toy camera.  Either way, it was an awesome find and has me really wanting to create….something.


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Julia St. exhibition! *NSFW


NAH… unfortunately it isn’t a solo long term exhibition, but I will have an image  displaying for the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series competition in New Orleans!  The image chosen by the Bombay jury panel is one from my shoot with an alt tattoo model from California – Theresa Manchester.

Jury selection panel:

•Daniel “Danny” Simmons, Jr. – an abstract-expressionist painter and older brother of hip-hop impressario Russell Simmons and rapper Joseph Simmons (“Reverend Run” of Run DMC). Danny is the founder and President of the Rush Arts Gallery.
•Andre Guichard – Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series National Curator, Curator at the South Shore Cultural Center, self-taught artist and owner of Gallery Guichard in Chicago.
•Charly Palmer- studied art and design at the American Academy of Art and the School of the Art Institute and has taught design and illustration at the college level, recipient of significant commissions including an official poster for the 1996 Olympics and the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Bombay selected Image -  Manchester  (Theresa)

Like to attend and show some support to the 20-25 local New Orleans artist chosen?  Then I invite you to be my guest!  Info below:

L’entrepot Gallery

527 Julia Street

 New Orleans, LA  70130

October 5, 2013

6pm – 9pm

Additional images from this set below *NSFW

Theresa Manchester


Additional images/looks from same shoot

Theresa Manchester

[Original uncensored blog post link for above]

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Oni Studio - Boudoir Blog - Very cool entry! I tried the link to the uncensored version and it wasn’t working? I might just be technically challenged ;)

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Sexy Stewardess craze nostalgia

So I forget what I was Google-ing at the time, but I ran across a photo which very much intrigued me.  So I refined my search to 60′s and 70′s Stewardess and was pleasantly surprised at all the uniform fashion photos that came up.  For some reason, I am quickly falling in love with almost every photo I find.  So much so, I think I’d like to start collecting prints of images of these types.  Obviously, the airline stewardess career has long since taken a different turn and no longer in such a glamorous spotlight…shame,  I kinda liked what they were doing back in the days before I was born.  My mom always said I was and old soul and was born too late.  (Some might argue the opposite when speaking of my humor and maturity level)

Anyways, All the sites I’ve found these had no proper credits.  If anyone knows a photographer back in these days who specialized in these, I’d love to know!  Or even if you know where one might be able to purchase original prints or reprints.

If i can find an airplane to shoot, who’s up for a retro shoot?


This is incredibly sexy nostalgia, right?

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Weekend update: La Pucelle d’Orléans revisit, a Creative writer and Jazzfest

Lately, I’ve had more photos stuck in my head than I have the time get out and shoot. As it is, I’ve been trying to nail down the 2nd shoot of a series i’m working on for the past month but the model and I’s schedules differ. So I was lucky to get contacted by one of the more interesting subjects I’ve shot in the past, Nettie Harris. She’s in and out of town constantly and we seem to keep missing the chance! However this weekend, we were able to squeeze in about 30mins of shooting before she left town again. Despite the time constraints, I managed to find a few nice images out of the set, 2 of which below:

jeanne-d’arc – La Pucelle d’Orléans- The Maid of Orleans

La Pucelle d’Orléans

Always interesting images from an interesting subject! And like the first time we shot, I wanted to keep it simple and natural and avoid any major influences that wasn’t “her”. She had moved since then from her humble trailer home to an equally full of her “character” apartment in the rear of a home in the 7th Ward area of New Orleans. Once again her humble abode served as the perfect setting for what I had in my mind.

Give Nettie Harris a Google image search here to check out tons more of her images.
I normally try not to shoot anyone who’s been so popular among photographers throughout the U.S., but this is a special case! The images she has provided me in the past has brought my photography to Miami and the Seattle erotic Arts Festival in various art showcases,  so I really couldn’t pass up the opportunity to collaborate again!

You can view some of the shots from our previous set here -



New (to my lens)


Backstory: Antonia Crane is a Creative writer/Creative writing teacher out of Los Angeles. She was visiting in town this weekend with some mutual friends whom I saw posted some images on  Facebook! I thought she’d be perfect for one of my personal projects, (Indian Ink) and asked to pass the word. Luckily we were able to squeeze something in Saturday before her departure Sunday. Although it was another short shoot and I may have delayed their lunch plans a bit! (Sorry!) We managed to get a few keepers out of the bunch and I look forward to shooting her again! She’ll be back down this summer celebrating a book release and hopefully we can make it happen with better planning!

 Looking forward to diving into the editing the shoots above and see what we have!

*sidenote! I thought I’d mention how grateful I am for an understanding wife given the majority of the content I shoot. lol. Luckily she understands my creative process and supports my habit of shooting half naked to naked women. :-)


Jamaican chicken, chicken curry Patte with veggies and rice!

I had originally planned on attempting Jazzfest all weekend with my son and his college buddy who came into town, but the shoot opportunities above negated those plans of me just attending Sunday. No loss, the grounds were horrendously muddy due to the ran from previously in the week. The whole place smelled of fried food, horse shit and more of both. In one breath, you were ready to eat something delicious but in the next…not so much. Then repeat.



The main goal was to catch the Black Key’s, eat some bad food and call it a day. Which, that’s how it pretty much went. The weather was unbelievably gorgeous, the food spicy good and the Rosemary Mint Honey sweetened tea…PERFECT.



bumped into some friends – MUA- Renee Ramos (no relation), Leo and new parents Crys Crash and Jorge!

I brought the trusty GoPro video camera, of which i have footage I’ve yet to go over. But it seems someone wasn’t happy I was filming. Some spanish lady walked up to us and starting going off a bit in her native tongue. Looking like I just swam here from South America myself, I don’t blame her for her confusion…Luckily my two female latin bodyguards exchanged equally ill sounding words and a few evil glances and Senorita drunken Puta was on her way.

Native American Houma Indian booth – Indian taco and Big Boobed Houma woman selling it.


Acura Stage – Jazzfest 2013

The Keys were ok! They seemed a bit lacking of energy, perhaps the food and wine offerings of our city slowed them down a bit or the fact they had just flew in from a concert in Nashville prior the Fest. Idk…but they didn’t seem as jovial as I was expecting. Not a let down though.

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Midnight Reese’s cup , boudoir and some Eagle Feathers » Renato Ramos Jr – Flipstyle Photography - [...] than the 2nd shot and better than my 2nd model of the series, I much prefer the feeling this and Antonia’s shoots provide.  Some opinion’s may differ, but after all it’s myself I’m trying [...]

Oni Studio - Boudoir Blog - That shot of Antonia was awesome, she looked amazing in the feathers!!

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4.6.13 – Mr. and Mrs. Scrantz

Back in 2008 when I was just barely into a year of playing with photography I stumbled upon a Lindsey Cooper on a model website, together we created images that I still call some of my most favorite work.  (Back from the Past…) Fast forward 5 years and we finally got a chance to work again! This time shooting her and her husband, Kelly. I rarely shoot couple/engagement type of photos but with both of them being artistic as well, we ended up again with images I can call some of my favorites.

They were married about a year ago but did not get a chance to take any photos together, so here below is one of the sets we created to make up for the missed opportunity.


Mr and Mrs. Scrantz, congratulations and I’m honored you requested me to capture these moments of you together.


Hadn’t been here in a while or your first time?  Check out my new PORTFOLIO site – www.renatoramosjr.com  However, this blogsite will always showcase my latest works.

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Addie Gibbons - WHOA! These are hot!

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