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In the Venice Paparazzi Spotlight: Venice Beach Photos’ Ray Rae

Article by VP’s Alexander Stowell
Today the Venice Paparazzi “Pass the Spotlight” shines on Ray Rae of Venice Beach Photos.
Pass The Spotlight is a transferable interview that is passed from person to person in the Venice community. Whoever is completing the interview gets to choose who the goes next. The purpose is to shine a light on all the positive things being done by the fantastic folks in our town!  Maybe you will be next!
Ray Rae has been an upstanding Venice community member since 1972.  He is an avid photographer and his brand, Venice Beach Photos, has been documenting Venice for decades.  He is one of the real OG’s of photography in the V.
Ray Rae specializes in portraying the soul of Venice Beach through fine art photography. From life on the streets, to skate and surf culture,to the landmarks and characters that make Venice Beach a global phenomenon. Venice Beach Photos is the #1 destination for images of world famous Venice Beach California.
A supporter of the huddled masses, Ray Rae is a man of few words. Drawing inspiration from the kids and his Mom, Rae Rae is not giving up any of his favorite hidden treasures of the V!  That is for each and everyone to find themselves.
Here are some samples of his work!  
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Jay Adams at the Venice Skatepark
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The Venice Canals
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Muscle Beach Gym
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Venice Pier

Check out Ray Rae’s work at:



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Catch him at the skatepark this Sat. April 1st at the 1st Annual Venice Spyder Cup Pro/Am Skateboard series at the Venice Skatepark

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