currently resides in the San Francisco East Bay Area . Gary began
taking pictures while attending Humboldt State University, where
he received a Bachelors Degree in Social and Adolescent Psychology,
and a Masters Degree in Directing, Acting, Writing, and Production
for the Theater. His interest in photography began to grow after
taking an elective class in Black & White, but he soon found
his passion was the pursuit of color and form in nature.
After graduation, a twist of fate led Gary to the studio of
world-famous photographer Galen Rowell, where he managed the
Stock Department of Mountain Light Photography for nine years.
Known for his industry expertise, Gary worked with many of the
world's best known advertising agencies, magazines, and publishers.
He has been happy to offer his knowledge and opinions consulting
with other photographers, and has been quoted several times in
Photo District News, Wired Magazine, Mother Jones, and numerous
other trade publications. Gary left Mountain Light in 1999 to
devote his time to building his own photography business and
raising his first son.
Gary started Enlightened Images in 1993 to handle the part
time sale of his personal photography. His client and publication
credits have steadily grown, and currently include among others,
the National Geographic Society, New York Times, Forbes Magazine,
L.L. Bean, The North Face, Sunset, Subaru, Miramar Productions,
Mirabella, Entree Magazine, The Nature Conservancy, The Carnegie
Museum of Natural History, and pro-bono work for the Make-A-Wish
Foundation and the Int'l Committee of Lawyers for Tibet. His
fine art photographic prints and murals are included in both
private and corporate collections, and have been exhibited in
numerous locations throughout the Bay Area. Gary also conducted
highly praised slide shows and workshops for groups like R.E.I.,
The Sierra Club, and The Photographic Society of America.
Gary has just completed the photographic production of his
first book documenting the California Coast. Together with author
Karen Misuraca, the hard bound coffee table book will be published
this fall by Voyageur Press. Gary is also working on plans to
lead a winter 2001/2002 photo workshop
in Yosemite Valley.
For more information on Gary's work, or to see more of his
pictures, visit his web site for Enlightened Images at http://www.enlightphoto.com, which was awarded
"Editors Choice" in the Netscape, AOL, and Lycos Directories,
and is currently seen by 20,000 visitors each month.