creating observant, interesting and engaging images has been in Gary's blood ever since 12 years of age, when his Dad gave him a hand-me-down 35mm camera. 

Photographer for his High School paper and annual, taking over his sisters backyard playhouse to make a darkroom, summer jobs working in local camera stores...yup, he's that photo-geek guy.

After attending Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, he embarked on a soaring career shooting advertising & editorial work for clients and ad agencies world-wide. His tools include state of the art DSLR, ARRI and Canon HD cameras, vintage Nikon 35mm and Sinar Large Format still cameras. Gary is also a filmmaker and owns the highly successful production company Limbo Films, where he directs & D.P.s. See what they are up to at

Over the years there's been many awards and accolades, the most notable being his famous 'Wings' poster image of NBA legend Michael Jordan included in the permanent collection of the Library of Congress.

Gary is based in Portland, Oregon and travels to assignments all over the U.S. and also worldwide.

Feel free to write him at

gary nolton 2223 N.E. MLK  Portland, OR 97212  503.887.0893