- Henri Cartier-Bresson 

Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished, there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.

Rodrigo Gaya Villar is a freelance photographer, artist, and visual storyteller. His style takes cues from his studies as a photojournalist & cultural studies at the University of Michigan. Later working as a celebrity, nightlife, & PR photographer in Miami. Now, Rodrigo has focused his attention to developing his organic, storytelling approach to all his work. Including producing long-form cultural documentary projects, covering spot news stories, and producing abstract fine-artwork.

In 2020, Rodrigo founded Gayaman Visual Studio, LLC, a freelance photo & video production studio, based in Miami FL, with offices in Mexico City. Focused on producing organic, documentary-styled content for a wide array of clients.


BA Communication Studies, University of Michigan 2009

Staff Photographer, Associate/Managing Photo Editor, The

Michigan Daily 2005-09


World Redeye, Contract Photographer, 2010-15


Freelance Photographer/Gayaman Visual Studio, LLC - 2016 - Current


Megalith - 2015 - Wyn317 Gallery, Miami, group show


Light Water Reflection - 2019 - Wyn317 Gallery, group show


Contact for freelance availability, prints, or collaboration ideas.

Continuing my practice of teach/learning through photography, I created a hands-on teaching series to help guide photographers on their photographic journey. #LearnPhotography

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