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Gary Ray Rush

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Macro: Photographing small objects using close up photography equipment so that the object can be printed greater than life size. From Greek "makros" meaning “large” as in macro photography.

• Pan: Photographing several slightly overlapping sections of a scene or object by tilting or swinging a camera from one side to another or up and down. From Greek "pan" meaning “all, all-inclusive” as in the word panorama. - GRR

• In my studio I’ll take many test shots in order to choose the angle and lighting that draws attention to the beautifully designed features of my subject. Once the angle and lighting are worked out I’ll shoot many close-ups of each facet of the object. I shoot each close-up using a macro lens and sized in camera to print sharp and render excellent detail at approximately 16x20 inches. Using Adobe Photoshop I then merge as many as thirty of these photo files together resulting in a file that can be printed up to twelve feet by fifteen feet with uncompromising detail at close inspection. Next in Photoshop I'll transform the image to bring the object back to its original perspective. Finally the retouching; often the objects I’m choosing are decades old and show tremendous wear and tear, my challenge in retouching is to leave the character that only use and age can produce while ensuring the original design elements shine through.

All photographs are printed on archival photo paper with a print life of seventy to two hundred years. The prints are elegantly framed using only conservation quality materials.


Toronto based artist Gary Ray Rush
(b. 1956 Montreal) is an accomplished photographer specializing in fine art and portrait photography.

Gary is also the director of the Elaine Fleck Gallery.

An experienced educator, Gary actively creates and delivers workshops on the art of photography.


Selected Clients

AIMA Canada
Bell Canada
Branksome Hall
Canadian Executive Services Organization
The Canadian Children's Dance Theatre
Excultate Chamber Singers
Jim Fleck, Toronto
Fraser Mackenzie
George Brown College
Harris Institute
Integrated Asset Management
Investors Group Inc.
JC Clark Investments Ltd.
Linden School for Girls
New Beauty Magazine
Novo Nordisk Canada Inc.
The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation
RCC Institute of Technology
Shrinking Planet
Toronto French School
Toronto Life Magazine
Toronto Symphony Orchestra