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About Me

First of all, welcome to my Visual Arts and Photography Site.


I was born and grew up in Minas Gerais – Brazil, which is where my love for photography began. As a child, my dad would take pictures on vacation with his simple “point and shoot” Kodak. Back then that was all the equipment we had - and a film was too expensive, but we made the best of it and so my passion began.


In 1999 I moved to the United States and ended up in the NY/NJ region where I met some friends that introduced to more “modern” photography technology. Years later I found myself in Arizona surrounded again by excellent friends (and amateur photographers), Scott Taft, Michael Otter, and Merrill Jackson; your continued support is much appreciated.


In my early days, I found myself drawn to HDR due to the inspiring works of Joel Grimes, David Nightingale, Ben Wilmore, Kay Gaensler, Chris Jones, Mike Olbinski and others. My love for photography took off when I was given a DSLR camera which has allowed me to bring all the colors and beautiful contrast that I was seeing to print.


All my pictures are post-processed. Some say my work is “artistic, edgy, and sophisticated”, and I am totally fine with that because that is my intended goal – to start with a photograph and transform it into a visual art creation. Many purists say “a photograph ceases to be a photograph when it is digitally manipulated through software”. But the same logic can be used to darkroom manipulation on film photography. I think there is no right answer; each one has its unique beauty. I never called myself a “photographer”, but a better description would be “mixed media and visual artist.”


I currently work as a Systems Engineer at a biomedical company that makes cancer diagnostics instrumentation. I live in the beautiful state of Arizona.

Hope you all enjoy the site.



Vocation: Systems Engineer.

Cameras Used: Canon 6D, Canon Rebel T1i, Canon EOS 7D, Canon 5DS

Lenses Used: Canon 16-35mm f/2.8

Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Sigma EX 10-20mm f4-5.6 EX HSM


Special thanks:

to my wife (partner in adventures, and incredibly talented) Crystal;

to dear friends Scott, Michael, and Merrill for all the words of encouragement, advice and “constructive criticism” on my work when needed;

To my family in Brazil, thank you all for the love and encouragement;

Thank God for my life and health!!!

JAN, 2020



“The camera is just a tool. It’s a wrench. It’s all about what you can get out of it.”

George Stocking


“Make pictures, don’t just take pictures.”

Rick Sammon


*© 2020 Danilo DeFaria Photography, all rights reserved. The photos/art showcased in this website belongs to Danilo Cesar Faria. Images may not be downloaded, copied, or used in any form without the written permission of the author.

*My portrait picture in this page was taken by my great friend Scott Taft.

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