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ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHERBryan Gage

I’ve been working as a photographer in Los Angeles since 1996. After spending many years taking head shots for aspiring actors, I’m now moving more toward portraits and family photography. This decision was inspired by my niece, Grace, who may be seen on the home page of this site. Grace was a delightful subject who smiled without being asked, and didn’t need to get her agent's or manager's approval of the photos. The lesson in this was that children—and their proud parents—are much more fun to work with than actors. I’m still happy to do head shots for anyone who asks, but I’m no longer seeking out that sort of work.

I like to think that the difference between my work and that of many other portrait photographers is that I prefer the intimacy of a "house-call" shoot to the sterility of a studio portrait. Anyone can drag you to an over-lit studio, put your family or your pets in front of a plain blue backdrop, and crank out images suitable for a high-school yearbook or a driver's license, but I want to achieve something warmer and friendlier than that. The purpose of our time spent together—working in a comfortable, familiar setting—will be to capture images of your loved ones in natural, expressive poses that illuminate the subject's personality at a glance. Sittings can be done in a nearby park, your backyard, or—in most cases—in the comfort of your own living room.

Something else you should know: I shoot only on film, and I’m a firm believer in its advantages over digital; even my hopelessly out-of-date cell phone does not have a camera in it. Images taken on film have a depth and humanity that cannot be achieved with a digital camera, and can be enlarged as much as one wishes, without the appearance of "pixelization" and "noise" that often plagues digital images. Family portraits shot on film become heirlooms destined to enchant your great-grandchildren.


Family Portraits
FAMILY
PORTRAITS
Head Shots
HEAD SHOTS


Fine Art Photography
FINE ART


Band Photos
MUSIC
PHOTOGRAPHY
pet photography
PET PORTRAITS
About Me
ABOUT ME


Links
LINKS


Contact
CONTACT