Light, Subject, Moment.

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.

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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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


"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. "

- Henri Cartier-Bresson