Renso Amariz is a New Orleans based street photographer. He did most of his growing up in North Carolina. He developed his passion for photography in high school and became a photographer after enlisting in the Navy. He served nine years in exotic locations such as Jacksonville, Florida, and Sevastopol, Ukraine. In those years, he photographed everything from war to birthday parties. His pictures have won several awards and have been on the cover of almost every major newspaper in the world, as well as Time magazine and Newsweek. In other creative pursuits, Renso has written for film and television.