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Rey Rey Rodriguez
Rey Paul Rodriguez

(1978-03-13) March 13, 1978 (age 43)
Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
CitizenshipUnited States of America
EducationBachelor’s of Arts in Multimedia
Alma mater
  • Florida Atlantic University (BA)
  • Broward College (AS) (AA)
  • Photographer
  • filmmaker
  • photojournalist
  • poet
Years active2012 - present
OrganizationThe Mind of Rey Rey
Known forVisual Arts
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)

Rey Rey Rodriguez is an American photographer, visual-artist and poet.[1] He specializes in celebrity, dark, abstract, fetish, and combat sports (MMA) photography. Rodriguez is a regular contributor for Medium,[2] and Thrive Global,[3] his still photography and videography,[4] draws attention at exhibitions and specialty galleries.[5]


With his traditional birth name being, Rey Paul Rodriguez Rodriguez, a friend gave him the moniker "Rey Rey" so he would have two matching first names to match his two identical last names. After this friend passed away, Rodriguez embraced the moniker.[6] In Puerto Rico, the Rodriguez family moved frequently, it wasn't until he attended Miramar High School that he found his penchant for poetry and photography soon followed.[6] Rodriguez holds several undergraduate degrees, two Associate degrees, Emergency Medical Technology (EMT Paramedic) and Nursing Education. His Bachelor's degree is in Multimedia from Florida Atlantic University in 2012.[7]

Rodriguez describes his early interests in film, books and poetry to be primarily related to combat sports.[8] His earliest creative outlet was poetry and hip-hop until he was asked to take a group-photo and handed a film camera. The camera viewfinder and the ability to position his subjects began his creative interest in film.[6] Rodriguez' early film works have been described as dark, dramatic, counterculture and taboo.[9] His training in mixed martial arts (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) widened his portfolio to include celebrity photography,[5] bringing him full-circle back to his childhood interests.[8]


  1. "Inside The Mind of Rey Rey: MMA Photog and Tour Guide to the Darkside". HuffPost. 2016-07-05. Retrieved 2020-12-15.
  2. "About: Rey Rey Rodriguez – Medium". Medium. 2019-10-29. Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  3. "Contributor: Rey Rey Rodriguez".
  4. Rodriguez, Rey (2011-12-01). Blissful Torment (Motion picture (Super 8)). Fort Lauderdale, FL: Rodriguez, Rey. Screened at the 4th Annual 1:1 Super 8 Cinema Soiree, IWAN The Bubble
  5. 5.0 5.1 "The Mind of Rey Rey Rodriguez Brings "Darkness" to MMA". The MMA Corner. 2016-07-07. Retrieved 2020-12-15.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "The Hype Magazine Presents: Photographer and Poet, Rey Rey Rodriguez". The Hype Magazine. 2015-06-12. Retrieved 2020-12-15.
  7. "Rey Rey Rodriguez". crunchbase. Retrieved 2020-12-16.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Meet Rey Rey Rodriguez of The Mind of Rey Rey - Miami City Guide". Voyage MIA Magazine. 2018-09-23. Retrieved 2020-12-15.
  9. "The Wicked Beauty Within The Dark Side Of Rey Rey". Loaded. 2016-12-02. Archived from the original on 2020-10-06. Retrieved 2020-12-15.

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