Gary Zuercher

Gary Zuercher’s career path has been quite different than that of most professional photographers because he has simultaneously combined a highly successful business career with a successful career as a professional photographer. He is also a commercial, multi-engine, instrument-rated pilot with more than 2,000 hours logged as pilot in command. For more than thirty years Zuercher provided photography for numerous companies and advertising agencies for publications, advertising, brochures, media, and marketing.

During the same period he produced 15 commercial and product promotional films in which he worked as editor or co-editor  ...See more >


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"A superb pictorial evocation of the City of Light, full of dazzling images and intriguing lore."

Kirkus Reviews


AWARDS, PRESS & INTERESTS

Los Angeles Book Festival- Runner-Up, second place, 2015: THE GLOW OF PARIS: THE BRIDGES OF PARIS AT NIGHT

London Book Fair-Honorable Mentioin, 2015: THE GLOW OF PARIS: THE BRIDGES OF PARIS AT NIGHT

WLW Cincinnati, 2015

Now on Vimeo, 2015

Meet Gary Zuercher - Interview, 2015

Interview with Transitions Abroad, 2015

Diario Los Americas, 2014


BOOKS REVIEWED BY KIRKUS:

HISTORY
Pub Date:
ISBN: 978-0990630906
Page count: 208pp

Pictures of Seine River bridges frame nighttime views of the French capital in this striking coffee-table collection of photographs.

Zuercher, a businessman and professional photographer, presents black-and-white photos of all 35 of the Seine bridges in Paris. The structures run the gamut of ages and architectural styles, from the Pont Neuf, built in 1607 of masonry, with many barrel-vaulted arches and circular Renaissance bastions projecting from its sides, to the Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir, a footbridge completed in 2006 with undulating, gracefully interwoven convex and concave spans. It also includes the Pont Des Arts of 1804, a spindly iron spiderweb that’s a favorite of couples, who festoon it with commitment locks; the Pont Alexandre III, an elegant 1900 edifice with neo-Baroque statuary and beaux-arts streetlamps; and the undistinguished steel girders of 1974’s Pont de l’Alma. Zuercher supplies brief, sprightly accounts of each bridge’s construction and the history of its site. Many of the bridges are heirs to predecessors that burned or collapsed, with the results made even more tragic by the pre-modern custom of building houses right on top of the spans. Others have been the locations of colorful scenes; the Pont au Change, readers learn, “has also been known as chemin des rois et de la guillotine” because it was both the processional route of royals into Paris and the exit for condemned prisoners, who were taken across it to have their heads lopped off. But the book’s centerpieces are its ravishing photos, which are overexposed to give the scenes a palette of bright but warmly luminous highlights, shading into slate and black backgrounds. Zuercher takes several shots of each bridge, capturing both the long sweeps of the spans and the close-up details of stonework, décor and gargoyles; looming in the backgrounds are Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and other landmarks, all set off to spectacular effect against the riverscape. The end result is an iconic visual record of the heart of Paris.

A superb pictorial evocation of the City of Light, full of dazzling images and intriguing lore.

ADDITIONAL WORKS AVAILABLE:

PARIS S'ILLUMINE, LES PONTS DE PARIS LA NUIT
History,travel,photography,fine art,

The Book is written in French - available only from - marcorp-editions.com - it is a history, travel and photo-book of the 35 bridges that cross the Seine in Paris. All of the photography was shot on black & white film. ----- Une démonstration de la puissance artistique de la photo en noir et blanc Par Charles Ashbacher le 17 janvier 2015 Format: Relié Les gens qui connaissent la photographie apprécieront la compétence qui est entré dans la capture de ces images de tous les ponts parisiens photographiés de nuit. Toutefois, même les personnes avec un manque de connaissances d'experts de la photographie apprécieront le contenu de ce livre. Toutes les photos sont en noir et blanc, ce qui démontre que même se il peut maintenant être plus d'un million possibles couleurs dans une photographie numérique, ils ne seront jamais correspondent à la beauté simple des meilleures photos en noir et blanc. Chaque section sur un pont parisien spécifique conduit avec un deux ou trois de description de page historique du pont et fournit des données vitales. Les informations telles que quand il a été construit, quand il a été détruit et reconstruit et événements importants qui ont eu lieu sur ou à proximité. Ce livre pourrait servir comme un livre de référence pour la photographie de qualité ou pour avoir un aperçu étendu sur la façon dont les quartiers de Paris regardent nuit. Beaucoup des principales attractions qui ne sont pas des ponts apparaissent en arrière-plan.

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ISBN: 978-0-9906309-0-6

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