Photography for Artists-Sculptors-Giclee Artists, Printmakers & The Performing Arts Community & Profession.

As well as have a strong commitment to the arts, we are also great supporters.  Mr. Sweetman was one of the first presidents of the Manatee County Council for the Arts back in 1981.  His images have helped Arts Organizations sell their visual and performance based products to their targeted audience. Regionally, he has photographed for the Ringling International Arts Festival, Circus Sarasota, Banyan Theater Company, the Sarasota Ballet and Sarasota Opera Companies.          Joseph Bauer Jr Circus Sarasota The Edge 2011 Ringmaster Daredevil     Matchmake Wall Street Journal Review Asolo Rep Theatre

Several of Gary's photos have been in the FULL RUN of the Wall Street Journal (and very large) for AsoloREP recently. Below: Broadway bound Josephine, The Musical with Debra Cox

Josephine, The Musical with Debra Cox Gary Sweetman

Ah Wilderness AsoloRep 2016 Production Sarasota Sweetman Photo Ah Wilderness AsoloRep 2016 Production Sarasota Sweetman Photo

Disgraced AsoloRep 2016 Production Sarasota Sweetman Photo Disgraced AsoloRep 2016 Production Sarasota Sweetman Photo

Asolo Rep's 2016 DISGRACED  in the Historic Asolo Theatre

Lucy Lavely tosses the manuscript in Asolo Rep's 2014 Production of Other Desert Cities

2014 Production of Other Desert Cities.

Frankie J. Alvarez as Hamlet, Prince of Cuba in Asolo Rep's 2012 Production Andhy Mendez as Laertes fights with Frankie J. Alvarez as Hamlet, Prince of Cuba in Asolo Rep's 2012 Production EMILIO DELGADO (recognize him as Luis from Seasame Street?) as King Claudius in Hamlet Prince of Cuba.

Frankie J. Alvarez as Hamlet, Prince of Cuba in Asolo Rep's 2012 Production  Andhy Mendez as Laertes fights with Frankie J. Alvarez as Hamlet, Prince of Cuba in Asolo Rep's 2012 Production EMILIO DELGADO (recognize him as Luis from Seasame Street?) as King Claudius in Hamlet Prince of Cuba. Hamlet, Price of Cuba traveled  to Miami Dade Cultural Center in May of 2012 for both English and Spanish performances

.Nilo Cruz premier Hurrican Ringling International Art Festival 2010 Paul Whitworth

Nilo Cruz' world premier of Hurricane was featured at the 2010 Ringling International Arts Festival.

 Asolo 40th Anniversary Poster Oh what a lovely War www.bradentonphotography.com www.garysweetman.com www.lakewoodranchphotography.com www.bradentonphoto.com www.lakewoodranchphoto.com   Asolo Season Poster: 1999-2000 www.bradentonphotography.com www.garysweetman.com www.lakewoodranchphotography.com www.bradentonphoto.com www.lakewoodranchphoto.com

Gary's strongest arts background is in theater photography...in fact he holds a degree in that field!  He was production photographer for Asolo, the State Theater from 1973-1989 and for 5 years created the special pre-production Season Images. Since the summer of 2006 he has photographed the entire Banyan Theater Company's seasons. Sadly the Banyan's founder, Jerry Finn passed away in 2016 leaving a large gap in Sarasota's summer theatre offerings.   Tale of Two Cities Opening Night Sarasota Florida

Hopefully you got to see it here...if not, you had a chance see it on Broadway at the Al Hirshfield theater. A national tour is also being planned.

Gil Lazier Banyan Theater Unexpected Man Historic Asolo John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art 2008

Above, Banyan's Unexpected Man...directed by Dr. Gil Lazier. Performed in the Historic Asolo at the Ringling Museum.

Edgar Allen Poe Crosley Players Black Cat Raven

Gary's eerie interpretation of the twisted world of Edgar Allen Poe. This is an annual event at the Powel Crosley Museum on Sarasota Bay. If you are lucky it will be "a dark and stormy night!" It's around Halloween every year.  

Banyan Theater Company 2006 season Mrs Warrens Profession Cook Theater www.bradentonphotography.com www.garysweetman.com www.lakewoodranchphotography.com www.bradentonphoto.com www.lakewoodranchphoto.com

                Robert Strane as King Lear Asolo Theater 1975 Shakespeare www.bradentonphotography.com www.garysweetman.com www.lakewoodranchphotography.com www.bradentonphoto.com www.lakewoodranchphoto.com

King Lear 1975...the late Robert Strane....an epic image.  Asolo Theater Company. Gary's lighting.

This is not a Pipedream  Rene Magrait Asolo Touring Theater www.bradentonphotography.com www.garysweetman.com www.lakewoodranchphotography.com www.bradentonphoto.com www.lakewoodranchphoto.com

"This is Not a Pipedream." Asolo Touring Theatre.

A mid summer's night dream, a mid summer night's dream Asolo 1982 Rober Murch, Doug Jones

A painterly interpretation for Asolo's 1982 production of  A midsummer's night dream featuring a young Doug Jones.

Eric Hissom Banyan Theater Company Sarasota Florida Brian Friel The Faith Healer Asolo Conservatory Cook Theater

An amazing powerful pre-production (in-studio) image Of Eric Hissom from Banyan Theater Company's 2007 Production of "The Faith Healer."

Wilder, Wilder, Wilder FSU Conservatory theater 2008

The opening play of the 2008-2009 FSU Asolo Conservatory was Wilder, Wilder, Wilder.

Other Arts: Gary served on the Executive Committee of the Ringling Fan Club for 6 years and was co-president for 2 years. The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is truly a Florida Treasure.

    Gloria Musicae concert promo piece www.bradentonphotography.com www.garysweetman.com www.lakewoodranchphotography.com www.bradentonphoto.com www.lakewoodranchphoto.com Dale Jensen Conductor www.bradentonphotography.com www.garysweetman.com www.lakewoodranchphotography.com www.bradentonphoto.com www.lakewoodranchphoto.com Circus Sarasota poster Dolly Jacobs www.bradentonphotography.com www.garysweetman.com www.lakewoodranchphotography.com www.bradentonphoto.com www.lakewoodranchphoto.com Michael Donald Edwards, Producing Artistic Director for Asolo Rep Theatre on stage proscenium

Gloria Musicae, The Sarasota Opera, Circus Sarasota, The Sarasota Ballet, and Florida voices have all used Gary's innovative, eye catching images.This Circus Sarasota image was conceived and fully produced with Gary's digital magic! Sometimes a casual look is just the "ticket" for communicating. This recent portrait of Michael Donald Edwards, Producing Artistic Director for Asolo Rep Theatre show that.

Spectrum Arts Cover www.bradentonphotography.com www.garysweetman.com www.lakewoodranchphotography.com www.bradentonphoto.com www.lakewoodranchphoto.com   Image from Sarasota's Season of Sculpture, 2001-2002 Jorge Blanco www.bradentonphotography.com www.garysweetman.com www.lakewoodranchphotography.com www.bradentonphoto.com www.lakewoodranchphoto.com

Gary shot the catalog and was a sponsor for the inaugural exhibition of the Sarasota Season of Sculpture. along the Bayfront.  2 years later, we again shot the official catalog. 

Are you an Artist looking for your work to be photographed for submission to juries and/or reproduction (like Giclee')? Yes we do that both in transparency and digital capture. From Sculptors and Craftsman to Jewelers and painters we have photographed it all for over 38 years!  As well as photographing your artwork, we can build a dynamic DVD show for WEB, tradeshow or looping on monitors in your business or gallery. Click the one below to see Dixie's Gemagination.

As well as still images for business and post cards, promo pieces, DVDs, and posters.

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