Gayle Harper is a travel, editorial and commercial photographer. Her work appears in publications such as Midwest Living, Destinations, Midwest Motorist, Country America, Southern Living, Ms., and Woman's World. In the Spring of this year she traveled to New Zealand on assignment for Abercrombie & Kent and those images currently appear in their 2001 catalogue. An image of Gayle's is featured on the cover of the recently released John Muir Publications Travel Guide to New Zealand.
Gayle and her husband make their home in Springfield, Missouri in the beautiful Ozark mountains. When at home she does a great deal of work with the entertainment industry that is centered in and around Branson Missouri. Branson is a travel destination welcoming more than 7 Million visitors annually to a variety of entertainment venues and resorts. Many of the rack brochures, magazine ads, CD covers and billboards are produced with Gayle's imagery.
Gayle loves the variety of opportunities her work provides. Her business is approaching it's tenth year and her passion and enthusiasm for photography continue to grow. Her business continues to expand into new areas and her work continually evolves. When asked about how she approaches her photography, she says she is always trying to reach the place inside herself where she feels most "out of the way" of the creative process. When she can feel a part of the moment with her subject, whatever that subject may be, everything will come together in a way that seems magical.