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Who is Raza-Ry?


Who is Raza-Ry?

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Who is Raza-Ry?


Who is Raza-Ry?

My name is Raza-Ry [RAH-ZAH-RYE], and I turn visions into reality. If you are looking for a conventional photographer, I'm sorry but you have come to the wrong place. However, if you are looking for an artist with the ability to create one-of-a-kind projects, your search ends HERE.

I specialize in creative and unconventional art that defies definition. My goal is to create images that bring a vision to life and help tell a story. For my clients, I strive to provide positivity and comfortability in order to capture their story and help produce the greatest possible final product.

My experience includes national and international photography from every spectrum: portrait, event, landscape, and street art. My work has been featured in various magazines and publications including EssenceEbony, and HNS to name a few. I have also self-published two photo books. Want to see for yourself? Check out my portfolio!

I am always looking for a new challenge. Think you have one? Shoot me an email so that I can create YOUR perfect picture! I look forward to working with you.


Now that you know a little bit about me, Keep reading to see my full story.

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The Beginning


The Beginning

The Beginning


The Beginning

I began my artistic journey at age 16, doing graffiti art in PG County Maryland right outside of Washington DC. This is where my name "Raza" originated from as it was my final tag name. From there, I transitioned to graphic art. Then in 2009 I partnered with Ray Slice and started a lifestyle clothing brand known as Unique And Uncontemporary (UxU for short).

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UxU


Unique And What?

UxU


Unique And What?

Unique And Uncontemporary

Being Unique is knowing and accepting who you are as an individual and being Uncontemporary is realizing that there is nothing truly "modern". We are all taking the examples that the leaders and innovators have laid out before us and revamping it to what we are doing today. Effectively trailblazing for the current and next generation. 

It is a street wear brand that is now a full fledged lifestyle movement about originality in a world full of followers.

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More Than Clothes


About more than clothes

More Than Clothes


About more than clothes

UxU is more than a brand…It is a movement. We promote authentic ideas and leader potential in a world full of followers. We strongly encourage thinking for yourself and simply doing YOU from beginning to end. There are those in this creative world that are afraid to show who they really are and worry that they may not be accepted in the mainstream. We are not of that group. We knock the haters and set trends, not follow them. We are our own craze and we set our own standards. We color outside the lines of life. Through our apparel, we show love and respect to the arts and connect with other artists pursuing the same endeavors. UxU strives to cater to what fans want and envision in order to strengthen our movement.

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College


College

College


College

Shortly after the launch of the clothing line, I started teaching myself photography to promote our new line. I found quickly that I had a natural talent with the camera. 


After high school, I went off to study Industrial Engineering at North Carolina A&T University, in Greensboro, NC where I graduated Summer 2014 (WHOOP!). There I managed to successfully excel in my studies and pursue my passion for Photography/Videography/Graphic Art with a number of clients and businesses. During my sophomore year I joined a party promotion group that introduced me into the night life scene in Greensboro. After this initial connection, I networked with many people and began shooting regularly at various events in the entire Triad area working with various celebrities, DJs, and venues.

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To Infinity and Beyond


We've only just begun...

To Infinity and Beyond


We've only just begun...

I've shot models, celebrities, various cities in the US, Europe, and Asia, weddings, and everything in between. I am inspired by life its self and have a natural eye that is able to bring people's vision to life. I don't truly see myself as a photographer but as a painter who uses light as his medium.  I create them in such a way that you will feel the energy within every frame as if you yourself were there. That frozen moment in time that you can almost touch.


Thank you for visiting my site and taking the time to get to know me a little better. Please feel free to contact me regarding any questions about my work or just to say hi! Stick around and watch my journey. There's much more to come.