Photography is my way to capture the ordinary and unusual moments in the nature around us. Looking through the lens and composing an interesting shot forces me to be more aware of what is going on around me, enhancing the outdoor experience. I enjoy this natural experience whether or not I get the photo – the image is a bonus which allows me to share a special moment with others.
These ‘Naturally Iowa’ photographs are my images of plants, birds and animals in their natural environments, mainly Iowa state and county parks, hopefully uncommon views of common subjects. I also include some landscapes that evoke the feeling of peace and solitude that being ‘close to nature’ brings us. The images are printed on metal which reflects the vibrancy I see in the natural world.
His award-winning work has appeared in several exhibits including Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge, Ankeny Art Center, Octagon Art Center, Jester Park Nature Center, Arts on Grand, Iowa State Fair Photography Salon and Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel FL.
Gary enjoys capturing uncommon views of common subjects. He spends most of his camera-time photographing at state, county and national parks, urban areas, or in his Madrid, Iowa home gardens. He finds Iowa offers many beautiful photographic opportunities.