Overview... Since 2006, Gary has been doing fine art nude photography, concentrating on contrasts of light and shadow, rough and smooth, traditional and unexpected. His work has been published in the US, England, France, and beyond, and been a part of numerous exhibits in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Chicago, Seattle and Florida. In March 2011, he launched his first solo exhibit, featuring over 50 of his best known works and recent images.
Publication credits include PHOTO 2011 Grande Concours (France), Carrie Leigh NUDE Magazine, B&W Magazine, and The Mammoth Book of New Erotic Photography.
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Gary is also seeking gallery representation, as well as exhibition and publication opportunities.
Arrange a session... "If you would like to be part of my work, please let me know. I'm available for private commissions at reasonable rates, or model portfolio development. To arrange a photo session, please feel free to contact me by phone or e-mail.
"If I invited you to pose for me, the session is complimentary."
About the work... "In my work, I try to emphasize the strength, grace and beauty of the female form, as well as exploring vulnerability and expressions of intense emotions. In many images, the contrast of figure and surroundings is emphasized by the contrast of the images themselves."
Originally from Dayton, Ohio, Gary grew up as the son of an avid photographer and learned both the skills and appreciation for photography from a young age. After years of shooting advertising work and concerts, in 2006 he turned his focus to fine art nude photography with an emphasis on the strength, grace and beauty of the female form. “I keep it simple. The individual nuances of each model are more than enough to work with. I often concentrate on contrasts — light and shadow, rough and smooth, traditional and unexpected. Black and white is really my ‘native language’ and for me it adds the right emphasis to the light and forms and textures.”
His work has been published widely including B&W Magazine, Carrie Leigh NUDE, PHOTO (France) magazines, and Erotic Review magazine in the U.K, which also awarded him their 2009 Readers’ Prize. He was invited to contribute to The Mammoth Book of the New Erotic Photography, and appears in other collections, including The World’s Greatest Erotic Art of Today – Vol. 2. and Visions of Eros. He has exhibited in shows in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Florida, Chicago, and Seattle.
Both models and non-models who have worked with Gary are pleased to find that he captures not just images of their physical appearance, but also what they have described as their essence — “Me and who I am.” His skill as a photographer allows him to use the medium to seek out and highlight his subjects’ sense of self and personality and the mood of both the subject and the location, while simultaneously presenting captivating studies in the human form, and the contrast of light and dark, curves and sharp edges, softness and grit.
Learn more about Gary MItchell’s work at garym.com If you are interested in a sitting with Gary, either as a model or as a private commission, contact him via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit garym.com