Rather than specializing in one area of photography, Gary has specialized in becoming the most versatile photographer around, fully preparing him to teach real world problem-solving photography in a variety of photographic “niche” areas.
Award winning Photojournalist and Advertising Photographer… (Southern Photographer of the Year, twice a National Newspaper Photographer of the Year and a Pulitzer Prize while on staff at the Mercury News). With over 30 years experience Gary shares his knowledge and stories of how he learned to assess subjects, scenarios and environments and successfully capture compelling images ‘on the fly’.
Gary has been on-staff for a number of quality photographic publications from coast to coast, including former staff photographer for Time/Life, Inc, working for the companies’ book publishing and magazine entities, photographing Travel, Fashion, Food, Homes and Gardens and topics covered by various niche magazines. His early years were spent having a blast and paying dues with as many as 6 deadlines/day as a staff Photojournalist at various picture-centric newspapers across America, from Florida to California. Gary has a very long list of publications and over 300 magazine covers to his credit, resulting in a deep knowledge of assessing, shooting and determining what kind of images work best for magazines, other publications and private clients.
Since transitioning from editorial publications to advertising, Gary has won significant awards by top industry art magazines for his work both with people and animals. Gary’s list of ad campaigns shot for national Pet, People and Product clients illustrates his vast knowledge and wisdom of this market – insights which help you find your focus or chosen visual interest. Gary will work with you on portfolio enhancement and in increasing your level of expertise.
Visual Media Advocate for many Silicon Valley and national corporations such as Apple, Intel, Nvidia, VeriFone, Cisco, SAP, Microsoft, etc, creating environmental portraits, product images and illustrating corporate culture for press releases, product launches, collateral, web and annual reports.
TV & Specialty Topics
Associate Producer and Original Creator of Big Tiny, a TLC reality TV series about brother and sister Primordial Dwarfs, as well as several appearances in TLC documentaries on dwarfism and recipient of the “Lifetime Member of Little People of America” for his pro bono work in the area of Dwarfism.