About Gary Orona

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Gary Orona in an ancient Native American Dwelling Waiting Out a Rain Storm

Gary Orona
Film & TV Producer, Director, Pro Fine Art Photographer

Gary Orona is an international award winning filmmaker producer, director, cinematographer and fine art photographer whose productions and works have appeared on HBO/Cinemax, Showtime Australia, DirecTV, Fox TV, BSkyB Great Britain, HBO Latin America, in Brazil, Italy, France, Malaysia, Japan, Canada and more worldwide.

Gary was first published as a professional photographer in 1983 at age 19 in Ventura, California where he continued to produce over 100 published works for the Ventura County Star Free Press. It was at this time that Gary began spending countless days exploring the American Southwest in search of locations for landscape and concept fine art photography. Gary combined these adventures with a successful career in producing works of exotica glamour for film, video and photography for the next two decades. In fact an entire 13 episode season of HBO/Cinemax’s ‘The Erotic Traveler’ exclusively featured more than 200 of Gary’s works in glamour fine art photography.

Gary Orona has produced, directed and photographed more than 100 music videos worldwide and in 2016 collaborated with legendary rock guitar superstar Steve Stevens for the photo visual landscapes music video ‘Earth Whisper’.

Gary’s magnificent panoramic work ‘Alone’ was chosen as one of the world’s best panoramic images for 2016 by Kolor/GoPro for its 2016 photo book of world’s best panoramic photographs.

As a filmmaker Gary Orona’s movie “Trance” won best picture in the fantasy genre in both the New York Independent International Film Festival and Los Angeles Film Festivals (2002).

Gary is a lifelong extreme wilderness explorer, rock climber, canyoneer, mountain biker, surfer, nordic and alpine skier, avid snowshoer and Land Rover pathfinder. He is married to Kelly Garrett-Orona and together Gary and Kelly own Savage Territory Fine Art Photography Gallery in Green River, Utah.

Gary and Kelly spend more than 250 days a year exploring deep wilderness in search of magical landscape photo locations.