"It has been about 60 years since the first time I felt the excitement of processing a roll of film and seeing the images I created. By now it has become almost instinctive for me to know when to press the shutter. I see the world as though there were a frame around it, and am disturbed by anything I see that appears to be bad composition.
I try to create an intimacy in my images, one into which the viewer can easily place her or himself. I strive to make the frame which surrounds the world I see disappear once the photograph is printed, thereby creating a space which is, to use the current term, viewer-friendly. It becomes one in which the viewer will feel comfortable looking around and seeing everything I saw.
I have worked in all formats, from 8 x 10 down to 35 mm, and have always tried to create an image in the viewfinder or on the ground-glass that will require no further manipulation".
Photo by: Lincoln Clarkes
Gerry died quite unexpectedly and suddenly of a heart attack, December 9, 2005 at the age of 71 - the day after commemorating the 25th anniversary of John Lennon's death. We miss Gerry's forceful, but ever mellowing countenance.