Phil G. Giriodi: A Conversation With The Photojournalist Turned Author

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.

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