Gary Gardner was born in Denver, Colorado and was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He travels on his Harley (named Angus) to be close to the land he is discovering and photographing.
Gardner explains, "I've wandered all throughout the Intermountain West, as well as the US, Canada, and the UK. I've always been fascinated with the loneliness of abandoned places along the highways where people once lived, laughed, worked, loved, and played. Where they were born and where they died. Where now the only sign of a life lived is what was left behind when they moved on."
Gardner has a monthly column in Quick Throttle magazine and a blog called The Road Never Ends. He is currently at work on a book entitled Ghosts of the Road. He currently lives in Desert Hot Springs, California.