Peace Camera Staff


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Jim Brusso

Jim has been involved in photography since 1975. He loves to talk photography with customers. He particularly enjoys shooting concerts with black and white film.


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Yi Church

Yi studied at Penland and is a graduate from Meredith College in Raleigh, with a major in Studio Arts and a minor in Photography. She has won multiple awards and has shown at various exhibitions across North Carolina. As an artist Yi likes to explore and push boundaries within the art community, either with mediums or within concepts. Check out her website where you can buy prints and different services ranging from photography to sewing to ceramics and to see her online portfolio.


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Gabriela Tsoumbos

Gabriela is the newest kid on the block. After attaining an Associates Degree in Photographic Tech, she has gained experience in various avenues of digital photography. She currently enjoys working with other aspiring artists or dabbling in freelance. Her favorite part about working at Peace Camera is assisting people that are new to photography and giving them tips on how create awesome images with their cameras!


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Bryan Gaines

Bryan has been in the photography industry for over 10 years. He left to pursue a real career for a few years, but now he’s back & more excited than ever to be a part of the camera world. Living by the Ricky Bobby manta “I wanna go fast”, he has gained experience shooting motorcycle racing and action sports, as well as events and portraiture. He especially enjoys lighting on location with portable speedlights & strobes. Bryan also handles lens calibrations in the store so stop by and pick his brain about how sharp the newest offerings from Sigma, Tamron, Nikon, & Sony are!


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Geof Simons

Geof has been working in the photography industry for over 25 years. In the 90's Geof worked in a photo lab, printing Black and White and Cibachrome prints by hand. He is an OG Peace Camera employee and currently handles product procurement.


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Mystery Man

Legends have told tale of his employment. Some say he's a staff member, others say he's a myth.