Author: James Deak

James Deak

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. 


Phoenix Scenes

August 13, 2017 | By

Scenes from downtown Phoenix districts.

A Look Back at Fiesta de Frida

July 16, 2017 | By

Check out photos from the Heard Museum’s recent Fiesta de Frida, a celebration of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s birthday.

Midtown Moods

June 28, 2017 | By

Palm tree-lined streets, light rail trains rushing by and an architectural blend of new and old combine to form the essence of Midtown Phoenix.

A Look at Pineapple Triangle’s Summer Market

June 21, 2017 | By

We captured the scene at Pineapple Triangle’s Summer Market, which took place on June 10 at The Duce.

A Hub for the Community

June 12, 2017 | By

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.

Street Scenes

June 4, 2017 | By

Take in a street-level view of downtown Phoenix.

The City at Its Brightest

May 30, 2017 | By

As spring comes to a close and summer weather begins to set in, the bright sunny days make downtown Phoenix sparkle.

Art is Anywhere and Everywhere

May 21, 2017 | By

A neighborhood becomes a canvas in the Roosevelt Row Arts District.

Slow Ride, Take It Easy

April 30, 2017 | By

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.

Daylight Fades to Twilight

April 24, 2017 | By

As daylight fades to twilight, bright blue skies fade to muted pinks, purples and oranges, creating a watercolor painting overhead.