Roderick Lyons

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Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Fine Art Photographer/Educator
Location Los Angeles, CA, United States
Introduction Rod Lyons is a Fine Art Photographer and an Associate Professor of Photography at Los Angeles Valley College. He began his photography career more than 40 years ago as a photographer for the U. S. Air Force. In 1978, Lyons graduated from California State University, Long Beach, with a degree in journalism with an emphasis in photojournalism. Twenty years later he went back to the university to pursue a MFA with an emphasis on fine art photography. While he has produced a significant body of work over the years, Lyons feels that his fine art career is just beginning. “I have spent a long time just making photographs because that is and was where I found the most joy. Now I believe that the work is not complete until I can share it with others.” Lyons enjoys all types of photography but his subjects of choice are urban landscape and portraiture. Current projects include, “The Disney Concert Hall”, an impressionist view of the Frank Gehry work of art in downtown Los Angeles. There are also urban landscape portfolios of photographs made in Los Angeles, New York, and Paris, France. Lyons may be contacted through his website: www.rodericklyonsphotography.com
Interests Impressionist Art, Jazz, Travel, Film, Reading, diverse cultures.
Favorite Movies Taken, Raiders of the Lost Arc, Godfather 1 and 2, The Departed, Man on Fire, Glory, A Soldier's Story, Dark Night.
Favorite Music Equinox, All Blues, Song for my Father, Chocolate Chip, Maiden Voyage, My Favorite Things, A Love Supreme, A Night in Tunisia, Round Midnight, Mercy Mercy Mercy
Favorite Books Native Son, The Invisible Man, Black Boy, Anything by Eric Jerome Dickey, Anything by James Patterson

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