Cassidy Araiza

Cassidy Araiza (b.1987) is a photographer based in Tucson, AZ. He graduated with his BFA in Photography from the University of Arizona in 2012. His work focuses on nostalgia and the relationship within the desert landscape. His photographs have been exhibited worldwide as well as being published by Good Sport, PDN, Lugemik, and Paper Journal. His work has been featured on It’s Nice That, I-D, Refinery 29, A New Nothing, and Bad Bananas.

Desert Mischief

Growing up playing and being surrounded by baseball I developed a deep love for the game. I have always thought that Tucson was a baseball players’ paradise because it stays warm all year around and has some of the best light during evening games. The mountain ranges gives the series a sense of definitive place. Once I moved back to Tucson I knew I had to pay homage to baseball in a nostalgic way that shows the relationship with players and their love for the game.

The Mischief’s love for the game is a representation of how I once felt when playing baseball as a kid. The work is meant to evoke a sense of nostalgia. I went about this by photographing during golden hour—when most games are played. The players are posed in a way that draws reference from my time playing baseball as a kid.

To view more of Cassidy Araiza’s work please visit his website.


Photo Credit : Céline Clanet

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