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Gary Hill

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About me

Self-taught 'serious amateur' photographer for 25+ years using film and digital equipment. I also have a PhD in visual cognition/neuroscience but no longer work in the field. For many years my approach was eclectic and I'd point my lens at anything that I thought would make a good photograph. Eventually, though, I found myself gravitating toward street and candid work and monochrome images.

Many of the photographers who've inspired me are no longer living and female. I am neither. I particularly like Bert Hardy, Jane Bown, Gordon Parks, Dorothea Lange, Glenn Capers, Ara Guler, Don McCullin, Walker Evans and Vivian Maier.

Dorothea Lange once said “the camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera” and, as Bert Hardy put it, "......everywhere I look and most of the time I look, I see photographs." This is definitely my experience. Unfortunately I tend to see great photographic images far more often when I'm without a camera than with a camera.

I don't do social media. Never have. It wasn't me that wrote that. I've lived in a small village in Gwynedd, Wales for the past 26 years. Before that I lived in Adelaide, Australia.

Please: do not share my images on other websites and any social media.

Constructive critiques of my work are always welcome.

Comments 65

  • GENYLEND 05/26/2018 10:17

    Hi Gary, I appreciated much liking my photo.
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  • Mathias Geyl 05/26/2018 0:20

    I wouln't know on which of Your photos to comment, since almost each of them seems to be overwhelming to me right now... very intense, thank you!
  • geraldbastian 05/14/2018 19:51

    Hallo Gary,
    vielen Dank für das Lob.
    Viele Grüße
  • Krefe 05/12/2018 11:01

    Vielen Dank fürs Lob Gary .
    Die Habichtfliege
    Die Habichtfliege

    Schönen Gruß , Fernand .
  • Manfred Juengling 05/08/2018 3:02

    thanks for feedback,greetings from Barcelona
  • Dokos 05/04/2018 21:34

    Danke für deinen Kommentar, freut mich sehr. Deine Fotos sind beeindruckend.
    LG Doris
  • light composer 05/04/2018 21:24

    Also look at my other pictures, best regards, Rainer
  • light composer 05/04/2018 21:22

    Thank you for your statement. Greetings from the Ruhr, Rainer.
  • Sylvangeli 04/30/2018 13:21

    Hallo Gary, herzlichen Dank für den netten Kommentar und das Favo. Du zeigst beeindruckend gute Bilder. Ich mag deine Sicht auf die Welt und werde dir folgen. Freue mich auf deine Arbeiten. LG Sylvia
  • Framich 04/22/2018 14:03

    Thanks for your commend to my "Downstairs." I feel your photographs are very interesting - I like them.
    Kind greetings
  • Reinhard59 04/09/2018 7:04

    Vielen Dank für die Lobe! Und Du hast sehr schöne , interessante Bilder in Deiner Galerie . VG Reinhard
  • NorbertW 04/07/2018 20:31

    Vielen Dank für dein Lob! Viele Grüße NorbertW
  • Andy-Wood 04/06/2018 22:20

    Very strong images Gary
  • Buchauer 04/06/2018 18:46

    vielen Dank für das Lob
    freundlicher Gruß vom Federsee
  • rakuso 04/01/2018 23:18

    Deine Bilder berühren!!! Wie im Museum bei dir!

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Pentax K3
Pentax K20D
Sigma 10-20mm
Sigma 17-70mm
Pentax 55-300mm
Tokina 400mm

Praktica Nova, BC1, BC3 and dozens of manual focus lenses used occasionally.