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Gary Hill

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About me

"......everywhere I look and most of the time I look, I see photographs." (Bert Hardy)

I'm a self-taught 'serious amateur' photographer with 25+ years experience 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. Unfortunately I tend to see great photographic images far more often when I'm without a camera than with a camera.

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, Jim Mortram, Billie Charity, Don McCullin, Walker Evans and Vivian Maier.

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 23 years. Before that I lived in the north-west Scottish Highlands for a couple of years and before that 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 85

  • Ulrike Landau 09/08/2018 15:53

    Dear Gary,
    I think your work is really great und I love to look at your pictures. Well, I just have to follow you ...
    Many greetings from Germany, Ulrike
  • Quentin Trecento 08/08/2018 21:19

    Danke,  schöne Impressionen die du hier zeigst Grüße aus dem sehr warmen Berlin Quentin
  • ANTONIO SALVA 08/08/2018 16:36

  • anjo s. 07/08/2018 21:34

    very fine work here
    kind regards
  • Günter Vlieckx 07/08/2018 11:56

    Hi Gary,
     I appreciated much liking my photo. Your photos are great!
    Regards, Guenter
  • Tsch59 07/08/2018 11:23

    Hallo Gary,
    many thanks for visiting my site and the commendation of my picute
    Muss das sein? Ein Sch....bild
    Muss das sein? Ein Sch....bild

    best regards
  • jajaouterspace 03/08/2018 6:36

    thank for your appreciations. all best, jana
    Lunatic landscape
    Lunatic landscape

  • Olaf Rocksien 31/07/2018 22:44

    deeply impressed - I follow...
  • lapixoleta 18/07/2018 8:34

    Dear Gary,
    Thank you for your comments !
    I like the Pictures of your Website !
  • silvermist 18/07/2018 2:40

    Thank you for your coming!
  • Jan Goldenbaum 17/07/2018 21:34

    Danke für Deinen Besuch!
  • saldifoto 07/07/2018 20:44

    Hi Gary, Thank you very much for your positive feedback to my picture.
    best regards saldifoto
  • paul blieden 06/07/2018 16:01

    beautiful imagery !!!
    love images on your website !!
    bravo !!!
  • Lübeckerin 04/07/2018 23:26

    am liebsten würde ich zu allen Deinen Fotos einen Kommentar schreiben, denn eins ist besser als das andere. Respekt. Großes Vorbild. Danke für die vielen Ideen, Eva aus Lübeck
  • Rolf Pessel 30/06/2018 8:45

    Hello Gary,
    thank you for the tipp to my picture "kiss me kate".
    Looking through your portfolio, I discovered a lot of great pictures, in particularly your black and white ones are very intense.
    Looking forward to see some more.
    Best regards
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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.