Featured Photographer: Gary P Hayes

18 February 2015

Gary has been taking photographs since the early 1980s and loves capturing emotive landscapes and travel photography. He has lived in UK, USA and Australia, currently residing in Mount Victoria in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney using it as a base to build up his catalogue of the rich local scenery of New South Wales mountains, cities and coastlines as well as world travel.

He has just opened his Photo Gallery next to Pulpit Rock and is now also running a range of Blue Mountains Photo workshops. He has also produced an Intro for Photographers to the Blue Mountains and a Guide to hundreds of Blue Mountains Photo Hotspots.

Gary tries to find beauty in our world and has travelled extensively in Central Asia, Europe, US, Hawaii, Australia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Canada, North Africa, Turkey and many more places but loves coming back to NSW and the Blue Mountains. His work varies from travel, abstract, landscapes, street photography, studio portraiture, virtual worlds, musicians, events and much more. He enjoys capturing the land bathed in glorious sunrise or sunset light in less trodden places and is very willing to share hundreds of locations too.

From his late teens he spent many years using medium format film cameras including Mamiya RB67ProSD & 7 series, Pentax 67 and Fuji plus he used a large format 7×5 inch camera for a few years too. Gary became proficient in medium format chemical darkroom techniques through the 1990s but in the early 2000s was one of the first photographers in London to switch to professional digital with the Canon 10D. He currently uses Sony A7r pro camera, a back-up Canon 5D3 with L series lenses, Fuji X100s & Canon EOS M as his main ‘location’ kit but sometimes hires medium format film panoramic cameras for commissioned shoots. He currently uses a 4×4 Toyota to get deeper into the Australian bush and is often seen walking back through thick bush in the near dark after another momentous sunset session. He has a range of printers in his photo studio/gallery including a pro Epson 3880 and uses trusted local printers for larger prints.

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Mount Solitary and Narrow Neck, Blue Mountains

‘Warm Time’ – Sunrise over Mount Solitary and Narrow Neck, Blue Mountains

Bombo Quarry, Kiama

‘Dawn Channel’ Bombo Quarry, Kiama

Leura Cascades, Blue Mountains

‘After the Storm’ Leura Cascades, Blue Mountains

Govetts Leap, Blue Mountains

‘Apocalypse Dawn’ Govetts Leap, Blue Mountains

Valley of the Waters, Blue Mountains

‘Sylvia’s Lair’ Valley of the Waters, Blue Mountains

Lightning over Sydney Chinatown

‘Crack’ Lightning over Chinatown, Sydney

Mungo Lake National Park

‘Where Ancients Walked’ Mungo Lake National Park

Jamison Valley from Princes Lookout, Blue Mountains

‘The Cauldron’ Jamison Valley from Princes Lookout, Blue Mountains

Harbour Bridge and Opera House

‘Bendy Dawn’ Harbour Bridge and Opera House

Half Way Katoomba Falls, Blue Mountains

‘The Ledge’ Half Way Katoomba Falls, Blue Mountains

Wollemi Wilderness, Blue Mountains

‘Hidden’ Wollemi Wilderness, Blue Mountains

Darling Harbour Super Sunset

‘Fragments’ Darling Harbour Super Sunset

Capertee, Blue Mountains

‘Road to Worlds Widest Canyon’ Capertee, Blue Mountains

Sydney Vivid Festival at Opera House

‘Vivid Selfie’ Sydney Vivid Festival at Opera House

Pulpit Rock sunset, Mount Victoria

‘Primeval View’ Pulpit Rock sunset, Mount Victoria – Blue Mountains

Botany Bay National Park

‘Time waves’ Botany Bay National Park

Autumn at Mount Wilson, Blue Mountains

‘Colour Lane’ Autumn at Mount Wilson, Blue Mountains

Hassan's Walls, Blue Mountains

‘Way Out’ Sunset looking through Hassan’s Walls, Blue Mountains

Sydney taken from Glebe Hill

‘Peacock Sundown’ Sydney taken from Glebe Hill

Pool of Siloam, Blue Mountains

‘The Fallen’ Pool of Siloam, Blue Mountains

Sunset in Narrow Neck Gully, Blue Mountains

‘Elemental’ Sunset in Narrow Neck Gully, Blue Mountains