A photographer for over 30 years, inspiring many with his dark urban portraits.
I have known Gary as a customer of mine for approximately twelve years from working in downtown Denver. I was lucky enough to be one of his go to sales associates at the Wolf Camera that was on the 16th Street Mall. Gary stood out to me among the other customers mostly because of his eccentric presence and his ability to just be a photographer. There are many that consider photography their profession but to Gary is seems as though he just creates. It's not just about paying the bills it's about taking his vision and making it real through photography. That's what differentiates a professional photographer from a true artist. Gary Isaacs is an inspiration to me because of his ability to keep creating for the last 30 years. He has a unique style which is deep, dark, and moody.
"In order to make images that are more than superficially revealing one needs to be willing to more than superficially reveal themselves." -Gary Isaacs
Gary has been called a landmark in the Denver Westword. He's also be called a legend in the most recent article in the Denver Westword about 100 Colorado Creatives in 2015. I think landmark and legend are two very appropriate ways to describe Gary Isaacs.
Gary's images truly speak for themselves.
"If there's such a place as heaven it better be in and out"
- Gary Isaacs.
Jessica Oleksy is passionate about photography and creative people. Through this blog she will introduce you to the people that inspire her.