Gary Gruby is a fine art photographer working in the classic traditions of black and white fine art photography. Equally fluent in the techniques of modern archival color photography, Gruby produces prints to the highest contemporary standards. He is well known throughout the southeast for his commissioned portraiture as well as fine art botanicals.
Gary began his self-taught career over 20 years ago with the study of black & white and mentored under two master craftsmen who passed down to him the skill and knowledge of fine black and white photography and archival printing.
Gruby’s photographic portraits and botanical prints are in collections across the United States and selections from his botanical series have recently won several awards in the fine art photography competition at the annual Atlanta Southeastern Flower Show -the largest flower show in the Southeast. His awards include several 1st place ribbons and the top honor -“Best In Show.” He has also garnered the top award in “Slow Exposures 2006”, with jurors Debbie Fleming Caffery, a 2005 recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and Julian Cox, Curator of Photography at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Ga.