Photography

Rhyolite Mercantile, Death Valley

Gary Anthes is a photographer with a special interest in nature and architectural photography. He has trekked with his tripod to many remote locations, from the slot canyons of Utah to the ancient temples of Cambodia. He is a member of the Middle Street Gallery in Sperryville, Virginia, where he frequently exhibits his work.

To see more of his photography, check out his online galleries.

Photo by C.E. Mayer

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

I try to avoid bringing any preconceived style or “vision” to a photograph. I believe that each image is best approached on its own terms, speaking its strengths in its own voice. I believe that the most satisfying results come when an image is rendered realistically but simply, with non-essential elements excluded where possible. I believe it is this combination of simplicity and realism that make a photograph most worthy of appreciation over the years.

I am an enthusiastic user of digital technology, but I have strict principles that limit its application, whether for my own use, publication or sale. I will provide a statement of those principles on request.

RECENT AWARDS, EXHIBITIONS, AND PRESS

May 2013 –  élan magazine – A Year in Pictures: Journey along the C&O Canal.

October 2012 – Eighteen photographs from the artist’s Eastern Shore Portfolio hang at the Middle Street Gallery in Sperryville, Va.

September 2011 – Twenty photographs from the artist’s Rapphannock Farmland Portfolio hang at the Middle Street Gallery in Sperryville, Va.

October 2010 – Eighteen photographs from the artist’s Ghosts Portfolio hang in the two-person show Shapes and Shadows at the Middle Street Gallery in Washington, Va.

August 2010 – Twenty photographs chosen by a jury of artists to hang at the Glenview Mansion Art Gallery in Rockville, Md.

November 2008 – FotoWeek DC receives 5,000 entries and chooses Anthes’s photograph “Desert Solitaire” for its Silver Award of Excellence, Landscapes, in its amateur photographer category.

May 2008 – Elan magazine cover story, “Eureka Moments – Photographer Gary Anthes.”

May 2008 – Twenty photographs of the U.S. Southwest and Southeast Asia hang in the two-person show The World Through Two Lenses at the Middle Street Gallery in Washington, Va.

March 2008 – “Temple Sweeper” chosen by jury for inclusion in the exhibition Face of the World at the The Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts (VisArts) in Rockville, Md.

November 2007 – Twelve photographs of the ghost town Bodie, Calif. are chosen by a jury to hang in the Arlington County Central Library for the month.

November 2007 – “Gulf Branch Leaves” is a winner, and “Gulf Branch Ice #1” is an honorable mention in a contest sponsored by the Arlington Community Wildlife Habitat Project.

August 2007 – Twenty photographs of Rappahannock County, Va. and the ghost town Bodie, Calif. hang in the two-person show Photographic Images at the Middle Street Gallery in Washington, Va.

January 2007 – “End of the Road” chosen for inclusion in the show, Photo 07: Photographs Taken in the Last 75 Years at the Eclipse Art Center in Arlington, Va. It’s a juried exhibition open to photographers in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.