Focus. Flash. Phoenix: Rockstar

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I was excited when I heard this week’s challenge: to manipulate a photograph I’ve taken, using a Photoshop Tutorial. I finally ventured outside of the effects of brightness, the magic wand and the saturation feature. Read story

Slide show: Gay-marriage ruling gives those at Rainbows Festival more reason to celebrate

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From false eyelashes to feather boas, a full spectrum of color appeared on everything at the 13th annual Rainbows Festival this weekend. Phoenix Pride hosted the festival in Heritage Square Park on Saturday and Sunday. It was an opportunity for the LGBT community to celebrate the Friday legalization of gay marriage in Arizona after state Attorney General Tom Horne ordered county clerks to begin issuing marriage licenses. Read story

Slide show: Same-sex marriage legal in Arizona

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Arizona took its place in history as the 31st state in the U.S. to allow the marriage of same-sex couples on Friday morning. Read story

Focus. Flash. Phoenix: Times three

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Eight shots in, the camera jammed. Undeterred, I decided to simply rewind the roll and use the first eight shots to experiment with double exposures. Little did I know… Read story

Keeping it Reel: Meet the cast

Lights. No camera. Lots of action. Keeping it Reel is the latest installment of Downtown Devil’s podcast series. Join hosts Kyle Brown, Atlan Rush Hassard and Noah Smith for our first episode. Read story

Focus. Flash. Phoenix: Victor

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I paused for a moment, pleasantly surprised by his formal address and manners. I asked him what he did for a living. “I’m a roof loader,” he said. “Somebody buys material for roofing — I work for the store. I help deliver it.” Read story

Focus. Flash. Phoenix: My crush

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The second I heard this week’s photo assignment, I knew I wanted to spell “Sarah & Phoenix,” a sort of homage to something you’d see crushes carving into a tree. That’s right, I’ve got a crush on Phoenix. Read story

Video: Clarendon Hotel hosts ArtelPhx event

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The Clarendon Hotel’s ArtelPhx returned this weekend, featuring 25 local artists and groups exploring the unique venue. Read story

Photo story: Artistic showcase highlights everything from fashion to photography to film

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This Thursday night marked the RAW:natural born artists Phoenix showcase at Monarch Theatre. The line was out the door for the highly anticipated event that brought together different mediums of art including photography, fashion, music, film, make-up, performance and visual art. Read story

Video: Firestage performance night draws varied artistic talents on Third Friday

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For the past six years, the Firehouse Gallery, located on First and Roosevelt streets, has been the venue for the monthly Third Friday event deemed “a performance night by artists, for artists” by gallery co-owner Michael 23. The open-mic night allowed performers of various mediums and ages to perform in front of an audience. Read story