James Deak is an Indiana native and Notre Dame football fan who moved to Arizona about six years ago. He fell in love with Arizona on his first visit and decided to make it home. He has become an ASU Sun Devil fan as well. His creative personality which developed as early as childhood, is expressed in many ways, including through drawing and photography. Most of his photographic work is on Instagram: @jamesdphoenix. James is also an expert movie buff, he specializes in reciting movie quotes. He also is a proud owner of an energetic German Shepherd named Ava, who accompanies him along with his girlfriend to his many photo shoots and hiking shenanigans. His favorite place to escape to is amid the red rocks of Sedona. When he is not at work, he is avidly trying to find ways to discover more of what Arizona has to offer, trying to capture his views through the lens.
We captured the scene at Pineapple Triangle’s Summer Market, which took place on June 10 at The Duce.
The Burton Barr Central Library houses not only books, DVDs and other media, but also a cafe, art gallery and a broad range of community resources.
As spring comes to a close and summer weather begins to set in, the bright sunny days make downtown Phoenix sparkle.
Stuck in rush hour? Crank up the radio, stare off into the sunset, take life in. If you don’t take it easy once in awhile, you’ll surely miss it.
As daylight fades to twilight, bright blue skies fade to muted pinks, purples and oranges, creating a watercolor painting overhead.
Sometimes it’s nice to just look out at the horizon, above the city skyline, to keep yourself grounded.
When artists unleash their creative visions on the walls of our city, it provides the colorful and meaningful backdrop to our daily lives in downtown Phoenix.