Wayne Rainey has been producing commercial photography and video for over 20 years. That practical experience. Wayne Rainey’s professional background includes directing, producing and photographing both still and motion campaigns and documentaries. He has specialized in major production advertising and has been recognized by his peers and industry with awards and commendations. Aside from his commercial career, Rainey’s reputation in the fine arts world is made evident through exhibitions at Bentley Gallery and reviews and awards in publications such as ArtNews and Communication Arts and Photo District News.
Rainey has traveled extensively in Africa, Europe, and North and South America. It is through this travel that he distills a profound perspective and vision that is common throughout his imagery. Combined with his love for the southwest, Rainey has cultivated a unique understanding and appreciation for observing and photographing and filming people in their native environments.
Rainey is active in his hometown cultural district, where he has implemented numerous projects to revitalize the area, including both live / work facilities for artists with Holga's, the recently announced RO3 Development, and a multi-disciplinary creative consortium, realized in the monOrchid building. He is also executive publisher of Shade, an urban arts magazine, and truly understands the process of moving film to a finished publication. His commercial work is recognized throughout the world and his awards include Addy Awards, an Award of Excellence from Communication Arts, and recent accolades in PDN 2013 photo annual and the Alternative Pick. Rainey’s active presence in the community is apparent by his memberships on various neighborhood and downtown boards including serving as a Phoenix Arts Commissioner and has been called an urban pioneer by the Arizona Republic, and placed on the Phoenix New Times "Cool Index".