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About Gary

It all began long, long ago in a tiny basement darkroom. After several years of being self-taught in photography and darkroom techniques and loving every minute of it, I decided to get professional help and landed at The Colorado Institute of Art. In 1984 I started at Pallas Photo Labs and in 1991 I made the move to Reed Photo-Art. First of all what a great name for a lab and my business card looks very impressive! Being a part of the Reed ‘family’ continues to be a great experience. Although not a blood family member, I certainly have given enough of it along with some sweat and tears to become a part of the key management team. I have been living in the photography, graphics and fine art printing world since 1979 primarily in production, sales and advising of photo and graphic products and services for both the professional / commercial markets and consumers alike. I like to think of myself as a ‘guide’ for those in need of assistance, advice or just a friendly face in the industry to help bounce some ideas around. As far as a job description, Production Manager, General Manager, Sales Manager, Installation Guy and even Fireman all apply! Wrap it all up and call it what you want, but I call it being extremely fortunate to be able to work in my play and play in my work. Another part of this business I love is all the creative people I get to meet. I have participated in so many photography, art and industry related social groups that I have lost track. I believe being around so many creative people both here at Reed and outside of the lab keeps me on my toes and keeps my head in a creative mindset and feeds my soul. I have been an active board member of Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe since 2003 and work closely with city agencies like Arts and Venues, DOCA, Create Denver, Greenprint Denver, Downtown Denver Partnership and Visit Denver. I am an advisory board member for the T.H Pickens and Cherry Creek School District photography programs. In the last 3 years I have been on two committees for the City of Denver’s Public Art Program and had a hand in choosing the artist and the artwork for locations around the city. Add to that a couple more board positions with the City of Denver regarding historic districts and alternative transportation. Being an active participant in the community and helping to shape our little corner of the world has always been important to me. What do I like to do for fun? Well, if it’s on 2 wheels count me in. From bicycle to motorcycle touring, I love to have the wind in my hair. If there is snow on the ground I’m probably on skis somewhere in the back country and no matter what, I probably have a camera with me. Still shooting a little film but now mostly digital cause it’s just plain fun. I’ll surely play out this passion of mine to the very end when they have to pry a camera out of my cold, dead …well, you get the picture!

We will contribute 50+ fine art prints for ‘Picture Me Here’ show of art photography by immigrant youth

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CPAC has an exhibit opening in October called ‘Picture me Here’. We are printing 50 or so 10×15″ prints for them to display. All shot by local kids 15-20 y/o that are immigrants. This is part of a 20 year program committed to by several local charities to help document and train immigrant youth in […]

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Reed to Sponsor Family Portrait Day at Denver Botanic Gardens

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CPAC Fam Port Day-1 CPAC – We are helping sponsor a fundraiser for CPAC and Denver Botanical Gardens called Family Portrait Day.  6 photogs are shooting at the gardens Oct 6th, 2013 with proceeds going to both non-profits. We are supplying a coupon to each family that signs up for a portrait to get their […]

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Are Your Photos Ready to Survive Wildfires and Severe Weather?

I read a newspaper article in the Denver Post about the wildfire in Boulder Canyon, Colorado and the tragic losses the families there are suffering. The primary focus of this article concerns a couple, Barry and Kate, who lost their home once before to wildfires and may have just lost it for a second time […]

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Beautify Your Photographs While Making a Great First Impression

We were recently introduced to a new type of laminate for photographs, ink jet and poster prints we call “Crystal” for its faceted like surface. This is very different than a normal gloss or lustre coating. Being 5 ML thick with full UV protection, this laminate is extremely durable. We put it to the test […]

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“It cost half the price and looks twice as good as a picture frame!”

The Gallery Mount Photo Mount and Art Framing Collection. For over 8 years now we have seen the popularity of this type of display for photographs, posters and ink jet prints take off. The clean contemporary look of this art framing concept is very attractive and fits almost any decor. The fact that it is […]

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Digital Photographs: Lost but not Forgotten

I just can’t help it when I see articles about lost photographs. I feel the urge to expose someone else’s pain on to everyone and anyone who cares to listen. Last week I wrote about saving your memories (photo albums) from a natural disaster like the fires in Boulder Canyon here in Colorado. People have […]

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Digital Image Archiving – The Lost Generation Part 2

So far, all the digital archiving solutions we discussed in part 1 have their pro’s and con’s. Mostly con’s. What’s left? How about a good old fashioned print! If you make a good quality print, note I said ‘quality’ print, not a cheapo inkjet that will fade faster than American Idol winners, you can be […]

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Digital Image Archiving – The Lost Generation Part 1

Are your images a ticking time-bomb? There has been a lot of chatter between the photo labs and digital imaging professionals the past few years. We all fully expect many digital photographers including pros, amateurs and even the family archivist who we affectionately call Digital Debbies, to completely loose a whole generation of images. Gone, Adiós, […]

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Black & White Chromagenics Offer Stunning Tonal Range and Detail.

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Using a chromagenic process to print Black & White on canvas offers visually stunning B&W Prints in the same sizes and pricing as we offer in all of our Gicleé Prints. You will be amazed at the beauty of the expanded tonal range and clarity of detail in these exhibition quality fine art  giclee prints. […]

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