November 12, 2009


Gary Wagner: Northern California black and white Fine Art and Landscape photographer.


Gary Wagner’s love of the photographic image and craft began at the age of sixteen when he became the photographer for his high school newspaper in Kokomo, Indiana.  He continued his education at Indiana University in Bloomington, eventually moving to Santa Barbara, California, to attend Brooks Institute of Photography.  While at Brooks, Gary increased his artistic and theoretical knowledge of photography and the historical significance of the printed image.  Earning a Master’s Degree in Photography from Brooks Institute, with the publication of his work on historical carbon printing,  gave Gary a continued appreciation and passion for his artistic craft.

Gary’s professional career spans more than three decades and includes, fine art, portrait, and commercial photography.   His knowledge, expertise, and enthusiasm for the photographic image enabled him to successfully teach theory and technique at the college level and seminars in Europe on the English country landscape.

Fluent with all film formats, from 35mm to 8×10, Gary has embraced the digital image and the ever changing environment of photography in the current technological age.  Exploring photography using digital imagery offers a myriad of possibilities.   Refining technique with the interplay of artistic expression fascinates and challenges Gary to continue his exploration of the photographic image and his study of the land and its natural elements and beauty.

For the past 25 years Gary has made his home in the beautiful Sierra foothills of Northern California.









Gary Wagner


For over 25 years Gary has pursued his passion for

Photography by photographing the landscape in black and

white with large format 8×10 cameras and film. In recent

years Gary has converted from film to digital image

capture as he continues to create images of the land.


Gary Wagner graduated from Brooks Institute of

Photography in Santa Barbara, California with a Master of

Photographic Science Degree.


Gary has been involved in many segments of the photographic community including portrait, wedding, school photography and professional lab management. In addition Gary has taught jr. college  classes and has given professional workshops on photography.


For the past 20 years Gary has made his home in the

beautiful Sierra foothills of Northern California.


Comments (1)

  1. May 8, 2010
    Joseph Pinkney said...

    I love reading your blog. You seem like a natural in sharing your experiences. I am starting my blog as well, do you think only natural writers can have something to share?

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