Scottsdale resident Phil G. Giriodi spent 48 years chronicling the best and the worst this crazy orb has to offer. From the eruption of Mount St. Helens' to the mid-air plane crash of Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 182, Giriodi has photographically been there, done that.
One thing he hadn't accomplished in his award-winning career, however, was to muse over his stunning portfolio.
That's changed with his recently released memoir Breakfast in Paris, Lunch in Rome, Dinner in London: Reflections in the Eye of a CBS, NBC, ABC Photojournalist that includes 30 images from his long and successful career.
New Times chit-chatted with the award-winning artist. The following is in Giriodi's words.
I never planned on writing a book, but after repeated urgings from my wife, friends, and acquaintances, I finally gave it a shot.