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I love personal assignments especially when I travel. On a recent trip to Los Angeles I decided to take my Canon G9 point and shoot with me so I could do grab shots. I decided that I would shoot from the hip without looking through the camera and walk around the crowded streets of downtown L.A. and let whatever happens, happen. The people making their way from here to there weren’t aware of me or what I was doing they probably thought, why is this guy covering his crotch with his camera! I waited until I got back to Phoenix to edit the shoot. I was surprised to see the bizarre arrangements of the people and their expressions. While doing the edit I thought that it would be fun to combine some of these images in a way that was as random as they were shot. Below is a sample of the outcome of my assignment.

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I was invited to participate in their Portraits of Opportunity pro bono exhibit that took place October 15th 2009 at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix. I selected a family to photography that would then be apart of the exhibit that raised funds to provide aid to the families that Southwest Human Development helps in Arizona.

Southwest Human Development contacted me at Rick Gayle Studios and a few other photographers in Phoenix to participate in their fund-raising exhibit called Portraits of Opportunity. I was given a family to photograph during their daily activities. The exhibit was this past October at Steele Indian School Park.

Thank you to all the photographers that participated, the Gonzales family and Southwest Human Development for contacting me for this project.

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In July 2007, the Rick Gayle Studio location which I was in for 22 years burnt to the ground. I had been thinking of moving into a new space, but not exactly that way. The fire made it really easy to make the move…no packing, plus I learned a lot from the experience and best of all (thank God for insurance) – I got all new equipment.

The day after the fire I secured a new space and had it completely built out by the first August. I had the help of a group of very devoted people who really made the new chapter possible. On the one year anniversary of the fire I decided to make still life photographs of some of the charred remains I chose to save.

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The Ranch Market is a cool ethnic grocery store at 16th street and Roosevelt. I went there to find some interesting food items to shoot. The images below are from my still life exploration.

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Well I finally joined the social media world, I’m know a blogger. Yes me Rick Gayle! I guess I’ll have to learn to spell and be witty all at the same time.

I will be adding posts when I feel stuff  is worthy of sharing or if too much time has past and everybody has forgotten who I am. The posts will be my own work as well as items from the world of photography that may be of interest.

Yes Rick Gayle Studio is bloggin….

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