gmsdesigns photography

gerry suchy founder of gmsdesigns 2004

There is more to life than work …

Speaking of work, I am available for editorial photography work as well as offering individualized tutoring to amateur photographers wishing to learn how to use Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom. On a more basic level, I can help you get the most out of that expensive new camera that you bought.

I’ve always taken pride in not being a unidimensional person. So while I do what I do to earn a living there is more to me than just work. I have a passion for photography. Black and white street photography to be exact, with a little color thrown in to keep things lively. You can see my portfolio projects by visiting the pages in the menu at the top of this page.  I’ll keep this updated as I make photographs that I think are good enough.

Then there is my ongoing photo documentary project known as “The Invisible Ones.” I am doing this to create and raise awareness about the large and growing population of homeless and mentally ill persons who live on the streets in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. In my long-ago previous career as a social worker, I spent eighteen years getting to know these folks and the problems they face just surviving day-to-day. Very little has changed for the better and in many ways, it is worse now than ever before. The title, “Invisible Ones” comes from the simple observation that as you watch the herd of morning commuters on any busy Washington, DC street, you will see them pass by these folks as if they were part of the landscape or not there at all … invisible.  Have a look at the short video on the sidebar to your right to learn more about that project.