You are correct that there are many photogs who have also shown amazing examples of their work. To me, photographs are an art form. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...and to each their own. Some people like Picasso or Monet or Gauguin or Chagall or van Gogh and others dislike these same artists' works. But I wouldn't go to an art museum and proclaim that Picasso was a terrible artist because his paintings didn't look sharp. I enjoy Gary's photos for their artistic impact through my eyes. Since I am an amateur, I couldn't really comment on the technical aspects.