Light, Subject, Moment.

Rodrigo Gaya Villar (b. Miami, 1987) is a freelance photographer, artist, and visual storyteller. His style takes cues from his studies as a photojournalist & cultural techniques gathered throughout his academic journey.


After a few years working as a celebrity, nightlife, & PR photographer in Miami - Rodrigo began developing his signature storytelling approach to all his work. Including but not limited to, long-form cultural documentary projects, and 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 which focuses on producing organic, documentary-styled content for a wide array of clients.

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 Miami, FL       |      Mexico City

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Client List

​Adidas MX


Agustina Woodgate

Archipielago MX

Arsht Center

Art Production Fund

Beyond Van Gogh Miami

Bridge Initiative

Broward Cultural Center


Bal Harbor Shops 

Carlos Garcia Noriega Bueno

Chivas Regal

Design Miami

Faena Miami Beach

Galeria Mascota

Harper's Bazaar

Human Rights Watch 

Mansion Miami Beach 


Miami Design Shop

Michigan Radio MetLife


Neiman Marcus Miami 

Ocean Drive Magazine

Opium Group Miami

Perrier Jouet

Pierson Design

Prince Royce

Quiksilver MX

Roxy MX

Sean 'Puff Daddy' Combs

Soho Beach House

Sony Music Miami

Trópico Music Festival

Ultra Music Festival

Visa Franchise

Vetted Biz

World RedEye

World Wingsuit League

WYN317 Gallery

Young Arts Center

Zumba Wear 


b. June 1987, Miami FL


BA Communication Studies, University of Michigan 2009

Staff Photographer, Associate/Managing Photo Editor, The

Michigan Daily 2005-09


World Redeye, Contract Photographer, 2010-15


Gayaman Visual Studio, LLC - 2016 - Current


Megalith - 2015 - Wyn317 Gallery, Miami, group show

Light Water Reflection

- 2015 - Release Show, Miami Design Shop

- 2019 - Wyn317 Gallery, group show