Miami - Visually Speaking by Kiko Ricote is a lavish coffee table book contains over 200 pages of full-color photographs that convey the visual richness of Miami, and its tropical urban surroundings. "This book is my love letter to Miami," says Venezuelan-born photographer Kiko Ricote. Text is nonexistent in this wittily-organized collection of photographs: from breathtaking landscapes, fascinating aerial views, urban details, miles of beaches and colorful skies the city is famous for, this artful book perfectly captures the true experience of this tropical paradise. "My goal with the book is to show that this beautiful city is worthy of admiration from all," says Kiko, who previously published the bestseller coffee table book, Key Biscayne - Island Paradise.
About the Author
Born in Caracas, Venezuela to Spanish parents, Kiko Ricote has always loved adventure. At 17, he and a friend traveled through Latin America in a VW van with two surfboards and a guitar. After a year, he returned to Venezuela and landed work as a model, eventually making it to Europe. He found work in Milan's fashion world, then in Zurich he picked up a camera fro the first time. When a Swiss agency hired him to photograph emerging models, his second career was born. For 20 years, he worked as both model and photographer, spending time in Amsterdam, Zurich, Munich, Sydney, Los Angeles, and Mexico City. Finally, in 1995, he made Miami his home. He lives in Key Biscayne with his wife and three daughters.