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Trying to recapture a previously shot successful image, but with a new demographic using a mature silver haired woman didn’t go to plan as the wind chose to change direction and stir up the calm seas. However, the result was powerful and engaging. The contrast of the woman’s red costume against the greys of the sea and sky and the strong wind in the woman’s hair make the viewer entranced and curious.
A big kid at heart, Gary’s favourite things are trains, planes, boats and the sea. Where he can he incorporates these elements into his work along with a bucket load of fun! We took some creative kids to the beach with a cardboard plane and lots of imagination, then we let things just happen.
“Gary is a very skilled and dedicated creative collaborator. He is always looking for ways to hone his craft, advance his creative vision, and take on new challenges. Gary is able to be very responsive to specific client needs on any given shoot, but of even more value is the fact that he is strongly self-motivated and brings a wonderful creative energy to everything he does. He runs extremely professional, high end productions, while maintaining an easygoing, open, and friendly demeanor that is a pleasure to work with.”
Sarah Foster, Managing Editor, Getty Images
“It comes down to the fact that Gary John Norman makes our boats look good, and (best of all) makes me look good. We consistently get more covers since he’s been shooting for Grand Banks, our ads and collateral are more compelling, it’s all better than before: not the “same old running shots” that we typically get from other photographers. But not only are the results superior – more compelling, more creative, more engaging – but working with Gary to get those results is much more enjoyable than I’ve found with most other photographers. Having worked with several of the best in our industry, I can say that Gary brings great amounts of creativity, energy, skill and professionalism to the job. And – another key reason I choose to work with Gary – the whole experience itself is much more enjoyable, much less stressful. No egos, willing to collaborate, knows how to get what we need and then get something extra. I always have confidence that we’ll get something special at the end of the day, and being able to trust Gary for that means a lot to me. And a helluva nice guy to boot”.
David Hensel, Director of Brand & Marketing, Grand Banks Yachts.
“Working under tight budget constraints and in a less than ideal environment, Gary John provided excellent photography with a minimum of stress.”
Emily Barrow, Art Buyer, Zimmerman Agency
“Great eye for light, works well with models and real people, tremendous energy and always ready for a bit of camaraderie at days’ end. My kind of shooter.”
Larry Lynch, Owner, Repertoire
“Gary definitely gets it when it comes to commercial photography. He quickly grasps the concepts we present to him and does all he can to get the shots we envisioned. He is easy to work with and has an ability to make even the most mundane subjects seem interesting.”
Nick Healy, Art Director, Mascola Advertising
“Gary John has always been wonderful to work with. He always gives me top quality work and has the ability to really connect with the subjects. Whenever I have a photo shoot opportunity he is the photographer I go to first.”
Jamee Farinella, Art Director, The Pohly Company
What excites me the most is creating unique imagery that connects customers with their audiences.