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I have always been a creative soul interested in art and photography. However, it wasn't until 1986 that I decided to learn more about the craft so, I began my formal art education at Ray College of Design (formally Ray-Vogue) in downtown Chicago. What a perfect city to be an artist/photographer with endless forms of art to shoot pictures of.


In 1988, I formed my first photography company, Handsome Prints Photography, in south Florida prior to moving to Orlando. After 10 years in Florida, I moved to my current location in Phoenix, Arizona. My company evolved into what is called GigShots!


I specialize in many forms of photography such as live concerts, band promos, family, corporate, fashion, head shots, events, and I am an internationally published photojournalist with hundreds of concerts reviews. GigShots! serves the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, but I have also been known to travel to Southern California to the Coachella Music & Arts Festival and various other festivals. As recently as 2019, GigShots! is continuing to evolve, so I have begun offering illustration and videography services.


It is an exciting time for GigShots! And, I personally can't wait to see what the future brings.

Carmen Garza

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