About Donjay’s Photography


People and Landscapes

I usually shoot outdoors, using natural light to capture my subjects and highlighting the beauty I find in nature. I’m probably best known for landscape work, usually positioning a person in the frame so it creates a bit of a narrative to the scene. However, that’s not the only thing I do; I also shoot portraits, architecture, fashion, lifestyle, aerial photos, astrophotography, and more.

"Clean, natural, bold, and often creatively integrating a human element, Donjay captures the spirit of Phoenix and the surrounding areas through photos." 

- NewTimes

Many of my photos are shot in Arizona, but I also like to travel and explore other parts of the planet. I’m constantly challenging myself to create unique and interesting compositions, and I usually take a very open-minded approach to my shoots. My philosophy is: explore first, stay curious, and the photos will follow.

"Lovely fashion shots. Ethereal desert photos. Pretty portraits. Spectacularly composed landscapes."

- Megan Finnerty

If you want to know more, have a look at the Write-Ups and Interviews section below, or read some Questions and Answers about me here.

Write-Ups and Interviews

  • NBC 12News  —  Interview about Instagram and on being selected for the TIME feature

  • TIME  —  Selected as the Instagram photographer to follow from Arizona

  • Instagram  —  Twice honored as a Suggested User, where Instagram features select users who post beautiful, original content and bring a unique perspective to the worldwide community

  • AZ Foothills  —  Featured as an Arizona Trendsetter in the Leaders category

  • Thrillist  —  Highlighted as one of the Phoenix Instagrams you need to be following

  • Phoenix New Times  —  Named the Best Local to Follow on Instagram

  • AZ Central  —  Listed in the Top 25 Arizonans on Instagram

  • Bloguettes  —  Interview on fostering community on Instagram

  • Finding Arizona Podcast  —  Audio interview on building community in Arizona

  • AZ Foothills  —  Voted as the Most Motivational Instagram for the Best of Our Valley feature

Brand Collaborations

Beyond working on my own projects, I’m also open to other inspiring collaborations. I’ve worked with various brands and organizations in the past to provide content and/or promotion — some of which are shown below. If you’d like to discuss partnership possibilities, feel free to reach out via the contact form at the bottom of this page.