Gary Blanks PhotographyPhotographer Male Chicago, Illinois, US
My Website: Gary's WebsiteMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/JRPhotographie
Mayhem # 1026079
I am Gary!
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My view on Photography:
Everybody on Earth is a true work of art. We are all unpredictable, emotional, different, but yet so equal. That's why people are so interesting to me. Everybody carries around their own story. To photograph this story in a most personal way, this is where the challenge lies. It's not just pushing a button, and voila, there's your picture. I ask myself why I want to take this picture this way, what I feel when I look at my subject, and how I can convert that into a photo.
In fact, photography is theatre to me. In my head I live in my own world. Though a picture I try to share this world. Reality has to be kneaded and deformed for this That's why the make-up, clothing and locations are such important factors to me. that each get equal attention, because they are all crucial in the whole process.
I'm inspired by the work of others who came before me, it makes me wanna shoot the best picture you'll have in your portfolio, to set a bar for other photographers, so each one of us inspires the next to go further!
My heart lies with location photography. I believe that the environment brings an important contribution to the whole picture. It makes the photo personal and raw, unlike a studio photo, that often (in my opinion) a fake and distant pictures creates. I always try to capture more than just the outside, so the background needs to be dynamic and fit my subject.
I only shoot with professional adults who know how to keep appointments and not excuses. If you should ever have to cancel or are running late its only professional to call and notify ahead of time.
I only shoot on weekends unless other arrangements have been made.
I work hard to make the shot you want.
If you work with me, I'll warn you, I like having fun and laughing. I'm very laid back but also professional.
If your looking for a snap shot, go buy a point and shoot camera, what I do, I consider art. I enjoy meeting new people, Models, Photographers and Make-up artists.
----------Two rules for shooting with me:-------------------
1. If you "flake" on me I'm done with you as a model!
2. Please try to be on time.
I know your time is valuable, and so is mine!