Meet the Correspondent: Omar Jaramillo > Berlin$show=/search/label/Omar%20Jaramillo

"I was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, where I studied architecture. I moved to Kassel (Germany) in 1999 to accomplish a master degree. Although I have always drawn and paint, it was not until I started studying in the Uni-Kassel, that I started keeping a travel sketchbook. I had a teacher there who used to do a lot of sketches when he travelled on university excursions. When he retired, I helped to organize an exhibition of his sketches. He brought a huge box full of sketchbooks he had filled since he was an architecture student. I spent a whole day selecting the most interesting drawings. It was a wonderful experience that opened my eyes to a new world. In the last 10 years I have the feeling of being in a long journey. I like to discover the cities where I live, to understand why a place is the way it is and what makes it different and unique from others. Drawing is for me a way to learn to love a place, to become part of it. I like to draw architecture but I am more attracted to urban scenery, portraying how people live in the city. Since I’m a foreigner, everything that locals find normal and taken-for-granted, for me is exotic. I always carry a small watercolor travel set from Windsor and Newton and my sketchbook in my bag. I always thought that drawing was a solitary experience until I found Urban Sketchers. It was amazing to find so many people doing the same thing. It is a great place to share!" • Omar's blog. • Omar's art on flickr. • Omar's website.

Meet the Correspondent: Luis Ruiz > Malaga, Spain$show=/search/label/Luis%20Ruiz


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Alessandro Andreuccetti — Florence, Italy
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Amanda Kavanagh — New York, USA
Asnee Tasna — Bangkok, Thailand
Ea Ejersbo — Århus, Denmark
Eduardo Salavisa — Lisbon, Portugal
Elizabeth Perry — Pittsburgh, USA
Ekaterina Khozatskaya — St. Petersbourg, Russia
Enrique Flores — Madrid, Spain
Florian Afflerbach — Stuttgart, Germany
Frida — Oslo, Norway
Gabi Campanario — Seattle, USA
Greg Betza — New York, USA
Joan Centellas — Monistrol de Montserrat, Barcelona. Spain
João Catarino — Lisbon, Portugal
Jason Das — New York, USA
João Pinheiro — Sao Paulo, Brazil
José Louro — Lisbon, Portugal
Katherine Tyrrell — London, UK
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Laura Frankstone — Chapel Hill, North Carolina. USA
Lok Jansen — Tokyo, Japan
Margaret Hurst — New York, USA
Marina Grechanik — Tel-Aviv, Israel
Martha McEvoy — San Francisco, USA
Matthew Cencich — Victoria, Canada
Matt Forsythe — Montreal, Canada
Miguel Herranz — Bologna, Italy
Nina Johansson — Stockholm, Sweden
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Olha Pryymak — London, UK
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Pete Scully — Davis, Calif. USA
Rob Carey — Kandern, Germany
Richard Câmara — Madrid, Spain
Sharon Frost — New York, USA
Samantha Zaza — Istanbul, Turkey
Simonetta Capecchi — Naples, Italy
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Stuart Kerr — Edinburgh, Scotland
Tin Salamunic — Richmond, Virginia. USA
Tommy Kane — New York, USA
Veronica Lawlor — New York, USA
Wil Freeborn — Glasgow, Scotland
Walt Taylor — Norfolk, Virginia. USA
Zhenia Vasiliev — Moscow, Russia

Since Dec. 1st, 2008
Antonia Neyrins — Paris, France
Byung Hwa Yoo — Seoul, Korea
Cathy Johnson — Kansas City
Gérard Michel — Liège, Belgium
Juliana Russo — São Paulo, Brazil
Julie Oakley — St. Albans, UK
Karen Winters — Los Angeles, USA
Lydia Velarde — San Diego, USA
Liz Steel — Sydney, Australia
Martin Etienne — Paris, France
Melanie Reim — New York, USA
Milind Mulick — Pune, India
Quek See Hong — Singapore
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Christian Tribastone — Washington DC, USA
Edgardo Minond — Buenos Aires, Argentina
Rene Fijten — Maastricht, Netherlands
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Yong Hwan Lee — Seoul, Korea

Since Jan. 1st, 2009
Lynne Chapman — Sheffield, UK
Matt Jones — Nice, France
Isabel Fiadeiro — Nouakchott, Mauritania
Shiho Nakaza — Los Angeles, USA

Since Feb. 1st, 2009
Cathy Gatland, Johannesburg, South Africa.
James Hobbs, London, UK
Marc Holmes, San Francisco, USA
Claudio Lagos, Santiago, Chile
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