came to photography in the 60’s – the age of posters. Photography was
an exciting way of expressing my ideas; I knew it would be my
After graduation, I got a job as assistant to James B. Wood, the
hottest photographer in Los Angeles. When I went out on my own – before
I really understood the business of photography – Chrysler was my first
I love shooting in back country powder, with a SnoCat, building
jumps and working with the best athletes. On an Oakley winter shoot, I
devised a way of working that gave the images a really different look.
The style has been copied many times, which is the best compliment.”
Gil’s work has, quite simply, changed the way commercial
photographers create advertising. He is one of the world’s top car
photographers, a groundbreaking extreme sports shooter and one of the
Canon USA Explorers of Light.