Gary has been a working professional in the photographic field for more than 22 years. He’s originally from New York, and graduated from, “The School of Visual Arts” in New York City. Gary began his career, as a photographer’s assistant, quickly pursuing commercial clients of his own. Gary spent time traveling the world with his camera before moving to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in 2002. It was in Florida that Gary met his other true love, Charmaine, a native Torontonian. Gary moved to Toronto in 2003, and now makes his home in “The Beach”.
Best known for his edgy, colourful portraiture, Gary has worked for such well-known clients as RJ Reynolds, Pepsi, IBM, Delta Airlines, Sony Records, TVT Records and Book of the Month Club. His shots have appeared in Vogue, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, Food Arts Magazine, Photo District News, and the Village Voice.
Gary has been shooting weddings for 9 years, creating stunning, unique albums. He sells his fine art images directly to the public and through juried art shows. He prides himself in the mastery of the final image being printed, and truly believes this is the culmination of a truly great photograph. Gary is also well known in the industry for being a “Fine Art Print Maker”.
In 2012 Gary had the great privilege, of meeting and working with one of his all time favorite photographers in this industry “Greg Gorman”. Greg photographed Gary in a very short session, and the image on the left is a “Greg Gorman” Portrait.
So I often get asked what's in my Gear Bag? Currently I'm shooting with a Nikon D800 My favorite lens Nikon 85mm 1.8 G, 50mm 1.4 G, 16-35 F-4 VR, and I use a Sigma 70-200 2.8 OS which is probably my second most used lens.
Most of my lighting is done with 2 lights and various reflectors, I like to keep things simple, I've been using Elincrhrom Lighting and Modifiers for the past 4 years, and my favorite softbox is the 135 Deep Octa.