Gary was born and raised on Vancouver Island and began his interest in photography at 15 years of age and started as a photographer soon after graduating in 1976 from high school at the weekly newspaper, the Goldstream Gazette on Vancouver Island, from there he moved to Ontario where he worked for The Brampton Daily Times for 4 1/2 years.
Missing the quiet environment and scenery of British Columbia Gary returned to B.C. after being hired at the Kelowna Daily Courier in October of 1983 where he is currently employed. During the past 25 years as a photojournalist Gary has received numerous awards and special recognitions which include 7 picture of the month awards and the 2003 news picture of the year from Canadian Press , his work is also in the collection of the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University.
Gary’ work also includes a body of black and white landscape images and other subjects from around Western Canada, the images are made with a traditional large format cameras but scanned and printed using the latest injet printer technology. His work has been the subject of various one-man and group exhibits and is currently showing at the Art Ark Gallery in Kelowna, B.C., and Sooke Harbour House on Vancouver Island.