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About Me



Based in Knoxville TN, Gary Heatherly has been capturing life via still image for over 20 years. In addition to three books, Knoxville Then and Now and Knoxville, Gateway to the South and most recently, Knoxville Green By Nature ,his work has appeared extensively on front covers and inside feature articles in national magazines, on TV, and in ads for clients around the world. His photography is continuously being used for local, regional and national clients on assignment as well as through his extensive stock library. Gary is a Fine Arts graduate from the University Of Tennessee with a BFA in Drawing and Painting and studies in architecture and art history.

In the Media

Magazines such as Outside MagazineMen’s JournalEstates InternationalCaribbean Travel & Life, Delta’s Sky Magazine, and American Airlines World Travel.

Advertisements for national clients such as Coca-Cola, Bacardi Rum, Cunard Cruise Lines, and numerous other national clients.

Television such as in 1994 when Gary was chosen to fly to the Philippines to shoot extensive locations throughout the country for the Miss Universe Pageant being held in Manila. His photos were enlarged to 20 x 50 foot backlit murals used as backgrounds for the internationally telecast event seen by hundreds of millions of people around the world.

In the Studio

Gary has one of the largest and most complete stock photo files of Knoxville and the surrounding region. He sells the images continuously to clients who need these pictures for brochures, annual reports, and other print media as well as Web sites. He travels extensively in the Caribbean shooting for travel magazines and also shooting for resorts and private villa owners.


Gary currently has two coffee table books on the shelves, Knoxville Then and Now and Knoxville Gateway to the South.

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