Sunday, April 26, 2009

Profile: Gary Heller

Gary Heller

Gary is a New York based photographer. He exhibits regularly in galleries around Brooklyn and new York. His works have taken Best in Show, have been used in group exhibit press kits, and have a permanent collection in the N.Y.C. Transit Building in Livingston Plaza. Gary's photographs can also be found in his etsy shop.

Gary's photo "Iki in the box" is featured on page 23 of the 2009 Paws for Charity Art Book.Here is the story of Iki, written by Gary:

I was honored to be one of the artists selected for the book as it gave me an opportunity to use my work for helping other people in some way, shape or form.

Ironically there is a deeper story to my particular work that was selected. My selected piece is a photograph of our kitten "Iki". Iki was discovered in our backyard in June of 2008 by my son Kyle who is autistic and has a special and strong love of animals. Iki was merely a day old when Kyle found him, and pretty much hours away from death. Apparently Iki's mom had removed him from her litter and left him to die. We took him in and nursed him against the veterinarians prediction of a 50/50 chance of survival. He is now a 10 month old kitten in excellent health and spirit. In the selected photo, Iki is two weeks old and very scrawny. His good looks and charm comes across in the photo and has given both him, myself and Kyle the chance to help save another life.

1 comment:

Dan Felstead said...

Gary...fabulous photo and my favorite of the book.

Dan Felstead