About GradyImages - Photography

I have been married for 35 years to Gretchen Taylor and live in Seattle.I am retired- and while many of my photos have been taken when I travel nationally or abroad- I also am just as comfortable shooting locally. Generally, the thrill of photographing for me is walking out the door not knowing exactly what I am going to photograph.

Unlike a landscape photographer, I am a street photographer who enjoys taking pictures of the fast-paced and unpredictable everyday activities that occur on any street, in any city, and in any country that I visit. And, as street photographer, timing is everything.  I have developed not only a keen eye for meaningful moments but quick reflexes to capture that split-second opportunity.  Each photo is designed to tell a story. 

As a photo-journalist, I strive to capture memorable moments utilizing only natural light, color, and gesture.

My Creative Process:  Capturing the moment by converting a three-dimensional scene into an outstanding two-dimensional photo. My first challenge is to make the perfect exposure and frame the subject within the camera- I implement only minimal editing in the post-processing phase. With digital photography, I can take many photos of nearly the same thing- another creative challenge in post-processing to identify the best in a series of photos.

But most importantly, I ask myself what made me press the shutter at that moment- what is the WOW factor.