Gary Bartoloni: American Photographer

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Gary Bartoloni, American photographer, launches online photo gallery, sharing his vision of mythical creatures poised in seldom seen “hidden places” of Eastern Long Island, New York. The online gallery features fantasy women, fairies, mermaids and red balloons nestled in the Long Island forests, and seascape.

Gary Bartoloni, American photographer, launches online photo gallery, sharing his vision of mythical creatures poised in seldom seen “hidden places” of Eastern Long Island, New York.

The online gallery features fantasy women, fairies, mermaids and red balloons nestled in the Long Island forests, and seascape.

New York-born photographer, whose career has spanned 40 years, Gary Bartoloni has taken photos since he borrowed his father’s camera at the age of nine. He was an active participant in the photo clubs at Xaverian High School and later at St. Joseph’s College, in Brooklyn. While in high school, he was asked to shoot photos for the local newspaper, the Home Reporter.

Gary became interested in a career in photography in the late 1970’s while working as a lab tech at the New York Aquarium and pursuing his degree in biology at St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn. His guidance counselor recognized Gary’s talent and asked whether he was interested in working for a world-class fashion photographer.

Gary became an assistant to Mike Reinhardt, a renowned photographer who worked for Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, The New York Times, Glamour, Elle, Life, Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Revlon, Max Factor, Estee Lauder, L'Oreal, Calvin Klein and Bloomingdales. Gary himself was soon shooting solo for Halston and several 7th Avenue design houses, including St. Gillian, A. J. Bari and others. Later, Gary shot food photos for Polly-O Italian Specialties and Klondike Ice Cream bars.

Gary combined his study of botany with his love for photography and started taking infrared photos to see the energy profiles of trees. Via infrared photography, he could capture a tree’s aura. Fascinated with this discovery, Gary started shooting pictorials of trees and forests using infrared lenses. These photos have immortalized the beauty of the Hampton forests and surrounding areas. Gary has become known for this unusual infrared photography technique.

Gary’s passion for nature is clear as it serves as the backdrop for nearly all of his photographs. Gary’s recent work gives us delightful glimpses of elusive fairies and mermaids, nestled in the natural landscape of North Eastern Long Island.

In 1986, Gary opened the Light Registry Gallery on Main St. in Greenport, New York. The gallery has over 70 original photographs on display, many of them framed and available for purchase.

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Go to Gary’s website at http://www.garybartoloni.com. He also has a photographic website at http://garybartoloni.smugmug.com. You may contact Gary Bartoloni at 631-276-1065 or send an E-Mail to gary(at)thelightregistry(dot)com with any questions or comments.

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