firstlight PHOTOGRAPHY


fine art and people photography

Thanks for viewing!  I'm a fine art and semi-professional photographer based in Tipp City, OH (Dayton).  I have a passion for many aspects of photography and have been involved with photography since my early teens, worked for a commercial photographer, shot for talent agencies, and have worked in marketing communications for over 25 years.  My current concentration is on black and white fine art and people photography.

My current focus in black and white photography is in landscapes, still life, urban street photography ... along the classic images of Edward Weston, Walker Evans, Ansel Adams, and Andre Kertesz.  For my people focus it is working with regular people and models  to develop a unique creative look.  Fashion and environment shots, lifestyle, artistic, and developing model portfolios allow for that creativity.  I'm primarily looking for paid assignments with some select project work.

I'm also exploring non-silver processes and taking abstract images of color, line, form, shape, and textures.

Recent projects have been Montana Ghost Towns, Tippecanoe Historic Opera House, and Route 66.

Prints are for sale with a typical size 8x10 matted to 16x20.  Please Email me of your interest.

In working with people, I have an easy going interactive style that brings out the best in people and incorporates the subject's ideas into a creative photo session.  Feedback welcome.

Contact:  terrygls@aol.com