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Orlando, FL, United States
Gary Bogdon is a commercial photographer, director and master story teller living in Orlando, FL. He is a regular contributing photographer for Sports Illustrated, ESPN and a diverse set of commercial clients.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

My Creative Force

I've had a lot of great comments about my new website (www.garybogdon.com ) , and I just wanted to give a Big Thank You to the creative person behind it all. My wife, Santa Bogdon is the creative force behind me and my website. She is such a talented creative designer, and we have worked together as a team over the years on many projects ( from back in the day at Florida Magazine, and Caribbean Travel & Life to our current collaborations ) and then to the process of this website. I always found editing my own images to be very difficult, but I had to look no further for a great photo editor than her. She can really edit photography with the best of them , and create the proper flow of images that really makes it all come together so nicely. After the hard part of editing, her talent really rises to the top by coming up with a great look, design and feel of any project she works on. Her business ( www.santabogdondesign.com ) has taken off as well with several new big projects in the works, while others are in the completion process. You should take a look at some of her work on her website.
From her early days of working as an art director for Hallmark to years of experience on editorial magazines, Santa's knowledge of the design process from start to finish is the best. Her creative vision is very inspiring. Not to mention what a terrific wife and mother she is to our two boys ! If you have never met Santa, (either on a personal or professional level) you should, because you will be impressed and walk away with a smile and a new friend. If you're really lucky, she'll tell you the story of how she got her name ' Santa ' by her parents, who also knew that she was special. Personally, I feel very lucky, and so do our boys.