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Artist’s Statement

gaynor-photoI’ve always been visual; as a child in Kansas I was called “artistic”.  Art classes led the way to photography when I was given my grandfather’s Kodak Signet 50 (which I still have).  After a BA in Commercial Art from the University of Kansas, fate led me to using a Leica as General Creighten Abram’s personal photographer in Vietnam.  After 9/11, I left film cameras for digital as the electronic files were not as susceptible to airport  xrays.  I have never looked back.

As a visual, I see color, the play of light and the juxtaposition of things around me; everything is a design.  If I were a painter, this is what I would paint.  Whether it is my own neighborhood, a city elsewhere in the world or a stroll in the country, I stop when I see design.  I study it, figure out how to make all the shapes and colors work and then in a fraction of a second, I freeze it into a rectangular format.  Usually it can never be recreated again.

Preferred Medium

Digital and Film Photography

Preferred Materials

Paper, Canvas, Metal Plates and Acrylic


  • DC Center Art Installation    August 2013
  • Monroe Street Market Elevators    June 2013


  • Ten x Ten-Gallery Planb 10th Anniversary Show-February 2015
  • ManMade-Gallery Planb October 2014
  • Photography: Process and Perspective-Gallery Planb – Sept. 2013
  • Local Color, Gallery Planb – 2011
  • Social Network in the Neighborhood,  DC Loft Gallery – Nov.  2010
  • One Man Show at City Club of Washington – October 2010
  • ReDiscover at Bistro LaBonne    October 2010c
  • Mid City Artists Group Show at Mid City Café    April 2010
  • Saturated View, one man show, Long View Gallery    August 2007
  • One Man Show at Mountain Craft, West VA    July 2007
  • Mid City Artists Winter Exhibition at Results the Gym – Feb. 2007
  • Go Mama Go, ongoing for several years 2005-2007
  • Group Show, Gallery Planb  2006
  • Harrison Gallery,  Key West. Ongoing for several years 2004-present
  • Vietnam: Now and Then, Hemphill Gallery    November 2003
  • Charlie’s Birthday, home of Barbara and Alan McConagha    1996
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