Profotos Staff Evaluation:
The work in Gary Crabbe's nature
and landsacape photography portfolio can be described as beautiful,
stunning, and simply amazing - a true master of light and color
in the medium of photography. Gary's images are among the best
our staff has ever reviewed in the nature/landscape photography
Gary's work in photography began while he was a student at
Humboldt State University, majoring in psychology and theater.
After graduating from HSU, Gary landed a job as manager of the
Stock Department of Mountain Light Photography - the studio of
world famous nature photographer, Galen Rowell. It was during
Gary's nine years (1990-1999) as Rowell's Stock manager, working
with some of the world's best known advertising agencies, magazines,
and publishers, that he gained the experience and education needed
to succeed professionally in this very difficult field.
Given Gary's relatively long tenure as Rowell's Stock Department
manager, it is no small wonder why our staff immediately linked
the style of Gary's own images to that of Rowell's. Our first
impression of Gary's work while visiting his website was, "Wow!
These images are very similar to Galen Rowell's!" It was
during this first visit to Gary's website, when one of our staff
members consulted his biography page and learned of the close
connection between Gary and Galen. The similarity in styles between
Gary and Galen is truly incredible - both have perfected the
landscape photography image through their masterful use of light,
color and composition. To have two photographers of this caliber
under one roof at Mountain Light must have been an amazing time!
While reviewing this type of portfolio, it is sometimes difficult
to express the incredible power of the images in words alone.
If one word is to be used in describing Gary's portfolio, it
is "amazing" - this word completes any summarization
of Gary's work, which we could attempt to construct with words.
Our staff invites you to browse Gary's porfolio on Profotos
and experience the true beauty of nature, which he so masterfully
depicts through the viewfinders and ground-glass of his cameras.
The combination of light and color in Gary's portfolio will "pop"
off your monitor!
After you browse Gary's Profotos portfolio, be sure to visit
his site at www.enlightphoto.com to see more of his work, learn
more about Gary as a photographer, and to order prints of his
images. This is one photographer's site where much more than
just a cursory glance is needed to understand and appreciate
the full scope and mastery of his work. Gary Crabbe - Enlightened
Images owner and master of nature and landscape photography!