Cary is a cinematic portrait, fashion and travel photographer who captures beauty in an evocative and lyrical way. Cary's approach combines fine art with commercial to create a more authentic experience.
I love immersing myself in any project whether that be studio or location. I work hard to elevate the imagery through layers and lighting and enjoy working with all types of people, channeling creative energy into the production of stunning visuals... sometimes with a dream team of art directors, stylists, assistants and client on set, and sometimes just myself, my assistant, and my camera. I enjoy both approaches. My work encompasses portraiture, fashion, branding projects, commercial shoots for US and international companies, as well as months-long humanitarian NGO collaborations. I have shot throughout the U.S. as well in Mexico, South America, Europe and Asia, including a six-month project in Nepal and India documenting young girls rescued from the brothels of India.
My personal aesthetic tends toward soulful, fresh and layered but with my wide-ranging experience working for many years as a magazine staff photographer and photo editor, I take a pragmatic, albeit creative approach to any project that prioritizes my client’s desired results and budget.
The New York Times
National Geographic Adventure
National Geographic Traveler
National Geographic Traveller UK
Denver Life Magazine
The Om Collection
Hello Soul (Baja)
AMAZINGLY TALENTED FRIENDS IN THE INDUSTRY:
Retoucher: Elizabeth Riley
Photo Consultant: PEDRO + JACKIE
Makeup: Beth Walker
Hair: Nyla Nasser
My work history:
Colorado Outward Bound Mountain Guide in my 20's
Studio manager for Santa Fe Photo Workshop Center
Staff travel photographer for Southern Living Magazine for 3 years
Staff photographer for The Aspen Times
Acting Photo Editor for Yoga Journal
Freelance Photo Editor for New Hope Communications Publications and 5280
Painting and graphic design skills
(photo courtesy of Ali Vagnini)