Gary 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.