During a recent trip to Tucson, I fell in love with a magical place, full of textures, colors, history and a huge collection of art. DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun is a place that tells a story about the great artist Ted Degrazia. He was an Italian immigrant who arrived in Territorial Arizona and fell in love with the indigent culture deserts and nature.
In his life, Ted developed a great talent in art, painting, sculpture and much more. He was a native artist who never stopped creating. He was always making something. He was an unstoppable hard worker and it’s incredible how much a man can create with is own hands.
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This article is dedicated to my passion for windows and doors. I have a great inclination for them, from anywhere, but obviously, DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun is a very special place.
Ted build this place with his own hands with local materials from nature. Every decoration, from one point to another in is his creation. Every single entrance and each window for was like going through another dimension.
I show in each of my photographs, a bit of those windows and doors that I loved so much. I also show some photos that represent the life of this great person.
Ted DeGrazia worked with great Mexican artists like Diego Rivera and Jose Clemente Orozco.
The art of Degrazia should be appreciated because of his sensibility and focus with Indians kids and women. He painted them and represented story with bright colors. Inside of his house, which is now part of the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, Ted built a little church dedicated to the kids.
Click here to learn more about Ted Degrazia.
Here are my photos celebrating the life and art of Ted DeGrazia.
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My passion for photography began when I was living in and travelling around Italy for several years. My time there inspired and motivated me to take my photography to another level. I started my blog www.cintiasoto.com as a traveler, focusing mostly on culture and gastronomy. My work started getting noticed and the blog began accruing followers who enjoyed the photography. This inspired me to submit work to and win an international APPI 2011 award in landscape photography! That was it. I was hooked. Receiving that award encouraged me to start my career as professional photographer.
I focus on shooting food because I am passionate about gastronomy, the history, the culture and travel. I work with many lauded chefs in Baja California and have collaborated with Expo Milan 2015 in Italy from California, as a food photographer and writer representing Mexican food. My photos have been featured in publications including Travel + Leisure Mexico, Southwest Airlines Magazine, (Front cover one year ), Magazine Avenida Tijuana, the Todos Santos Magazine cookbook, and the book for www.mxcanas.com.
I have collaborated with leading gastronomy related companies like Chefwork, and culinary festivals in Mexico that have invited me to submit two exhibitions in Italy about Mexico and its food and traditions in 2013 and 2014.
I’m a co-owner of www.nostraletour.com which is a gastro-our company founded three years ago with which I do also workshops of food styling photography and Travel photography.