Perry Gallagher knows women. As a photographer, he creates outstanding portraits of women, emphasizing their inner beauty with the perfect combination of light and dreamy mood. Although he’s the one operating the camera, it’s the model who is telling a silent story. With her body and eyes, she tells the tale of her intimate connection with the photographer. See how this essential chemistry makes Perry Gallagher and his camera the dream catcher.
The Plot Thickens
The work of Perry Gallagher extends beyond taking photos of nude models. Instead, he creates scenes that are rich with visual clues and hidden messages while the models add the narrative. One look at his photographs and we’re instantly transported to a vivid, glamorous, and provocative world of sex. Part of his secret brew is blending a touch of artsy glamor with classic eroticism. Never pornographic or tasteless, Gallagher’s work veers more toward voyeurism, where we are reduced to playing the role of Peeping Tom.
There’s a gorgeous aesthetic with Gallagher’s work. His lighting creates distinct lines and elegant highlights while his frame setups add to the cinematic quality. But what makes Gallagher’s imagery so powerful is the bold direction of his models. These women do not appear as the weaker sex. In fact, they are portrayed as strong and confident—- unafraid of thier sexuality. Nor are they deterred by the fact some people may see them as vulnerable. They proudly pose before Gallagher enticing the viewer to experience the story both photographer and model create.
Gallagher’s elevated concepts create a story within each photograph. He leaves just enough unsaid so the viewer can fantasize about the situation. But there is something else which gives his work an edge. The sensual essence of a woman. By capturing her emotions, thoughts, intelligence and intertwining sincere sexuality it makes the work even more profound. It is she who is always in control no matter the scenario. When it comes down to it, Gallagher perfected the art of seduction within the medium of photography. And that’s just what dream catchers do!
About Perry Gallagher
“Cereal, cereal, cereal…I couldn’t eat it fast enough. It was in the third grade that I developed a huge appetite for breakfast cereal after seeing that with just six box tops and $5, I could send away for a camera. Of course, the camera was no bargain for six box tops and five bucks, but it was my first camera and I fell in love with photography.
When I turned 14, I worked an entire summer to pay for my first single lens reflex, a Canon Ftb QL. During the years that followed, I shot anything and everything. After school, I would spend my evenings in the school darkroom. I was pretty proud of being the only student given a key. It was in high school that I realized I had more photography in my veins than blood, and I discovered my life’s passion. After high school, I started college and, of course, felt I had to start taking life seriously. I decided on a business degree, after which followed a serious career. Now years later, I have realized the importance of making time each day to not take life so seriously. With the support and encouragement of my family and friends, I now pursue my passion for photography.
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