Bio - John R. Ayala Jr

Bio

A native of New York City,  and a retired Navy Veteran. I now live in North East Florida.  Before joining the military I attended Germain school of photography at the Center for the Media Arts in New York City.  Upon graduation, I worked for a catalog company as an assistant photographer. In 1988 I joined the U.S. Navy, and It was not until 1999 that I picked up the camera again, and began to create images. Being stationed in Europe gave me the motivation to do so. I returned to the states in 2002.  From 2004 - 2005 I was deployed to Fallujah, Iraq.  I retired from the Navy in 2008 and in the same year graduated from Columbia college of Missouri with a Baccalaureate Degree in General Studies with a concentration in history and a Minor in Criminal Justice.   In 2011 I enrolled at the Art Institute of Jacksonville and began my studies in the digital photography program. I have focused my work on portraiture, bodyscapes with  miniatures, pin up, and Classic Hollywood style images.

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