Raymond Bonavida's interest in photography began in Los Angeles with a 35mm Minolta and an early education in darkroom techniques. His appreciation for the art carried with him to UCLA where he majored in philosophy and psychology, pursuing questions of epistemology, cognition and human behavior. In 2015, in a radical departure from his traditional approach, Raymond began incorporating philosophical ideas into a new body of photographic work with themes of urban development. This approach leverages long exposures and expressionism to create a visceral impact.
Raymond is offering artwork for the first time in 2019 with his debut series 'Postmodern San Francisco' which includes 'San Francisco Lifelines', on exhibit at the Plymouth Center for the Arts. 'Golden Gate Lights', another piece from the series, was a winner of the National Competition 2019 and will be on exhibit at the Soho Photo Gallery in Manhattan in July. A recent work, 'Moondance no.2', will be exhibited this summer at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science, while the original 'Moondance' has been selected for the LA Artcore 5th Annual Juried Exhibition this July in Los Angeles.