Terry Gardner has been a photographer for more than twenty years. With have a Diploma in Fine Arts from Kwantlen University in British Columbia, he has lived in: Kansas; Colorado Springs, CO; Calgary, Alberta; Vancouver, British Columbia; and New York City. Terry grew up shooting guns, and learned to respect them at an early age.His dad has some great guns in his collection while his step-father is a cowboy action shooter, and also has some beautiful firearms. Terry loved shooting with his dad and grandpa whenever possible.
Terry's father and (eventually) cousins, have all raced stock cars, hence his love of racing. These same people also gave him the love of classic cars. There is quite a list of cars in his family.
Terry claims three greatest treasures: the camera from his mom for High School graduation, The single shot rifle from his dad when he was a kid, and the 1967 Mustanggiven to him when he started college.Today he still has all three.
His very first model shoot was in High School with a friend Nicole Close. It was then that he realized then what he truly loved to do. Thanks to Nikki and other models, Terry was able to learn to work with people as he learned to work with a camera. Eventually he opened a studio photographing models and actors in Vancouver, B.C. Three years later Terry would close it down to move to New York City to pursue the art of photography.
After lived in NYC for three years, Terry had the opportunity to tour the country selling merchandise for Broadway shows. He took photos of models, actors, and eventually architectural shots of old theaters while traveling. After seven years Terry thought it was time to return to Colorado Springs to be with family.He has become a track photographer for El Paso County Speedway, and continues to work with local models.
Terry says, "I was lucky enough to be chosen by the Wyatts as their “go to” photographer and friend. They are a great family! I look forward to many more years of doing what I have loved the most in my life, being a photographer."