Working the scene on Tina's camera (iPhone)

I started my career in photography with film and darkrooms.  After beginning in the lab business I moved to commercial photography with my first studio, Gary Culley Studios.  After working primarily in advertising photography, I combined forces with a pre-press house to introduce my clients to digital photography.  I am very open and motivated by the latest in technology.  My work has to do with selling photographically. Helping a restaurant promote the chef’s latest or a homebuilder show off their beautiful works are stories that I help to tell.  For fun I am working my Nikon remotely to capture birds in my yard.  I regularly hit the road seeking the character of small southern towns or the urban big city landscape in my photography.

I am blessed to have been married to my wife, Tina, for over 30 years; and to have two wonderful, talented children, Eric and Kasey. As part of the local photo community for more than two decades, I am a past president of the Memphis Professional Photographer’s Guild and a founding member of the creative Memphis talent source ‘901 Creatives’.  I’m quick to answer questions or advise others with the technical aspects of photography, so it was a natural to move to teach this amazing art-form. At present, I’m a Master at the The Arcanum, a mentor/apprentice organization for furthering the creative vision of photographers, both amateur and professional.

For fun, there is nothing like eating at a favorite restaurant with the family, my foursome.  Traveling, adventuring, photography, camping and fly-fishing round out the fun things that make leisure time memorable.  From out west to Boston, from the mountains to the beach and from urban settings to sailing, we have a blast.  Close to home, there’s nothing better than camping at JFK Park on the Little Red River, Arkansas.  Of course, with the four-legged buds Dixon and Crispin.