Sunday, March 16, 2014

Laundrette... the idea, the space, the light.

'Laundrette' by Bill Gekas

I've had many requests for the breakdown of this image since putting it up and it was about time I did another one of these image breakdowns anyway, so here it is, besides... sharing is caring, right? ;)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Gran Toula...

Gran Toula by Bill Gekas

On the 26th of January here in Australia we celebrated Australia Day public holiday! Although i've had quite a few projects up my sleeve to shoot with Athena I decided it was time to shoot a portrait of my 87 year old grandmother, Athena's great grandmother.
I've been meaning to take her portrait for a long time and always kept putting it back due to other commitments but time doesn't stand still for anyone, and although her mind is still as sharp as what it ever was her body lately hasn't been keeping up. I had to shoot this portrait and what better timing than to create it on Australia Day! This portrait is for the whole family but I have decided to share it.
The lesson here... shoot our loved elderly ones whilst you still have the opportunity of doing so!

For those of you interested in the lighting, this one is just a simple 50" Westcott Apollo softbox slightly camera left with rf triggered ganged speedlights inside at 1/2 pwr each. It was also my first shoot with my new Pentax K3 camera, a nice piece of kit!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Ivy... a breakdown.

Ivy by Bill Gekas

I'm guilty! I've slacked off in updating my blog! Yep, it's been a while since my last blog post and all has been well on this front but things in life just seem to get in the way and i'm sure we all want those extra eight hours in the day, but unfortunately some things in life must take priority over others and sadly it's this page that was left a bit behind. I'll try not let the gap between posts stretch out like this last one! ;)

Friday, June 07, 2013

KL Int'l Photoawards 2013...

My image 'Pleiadian' on exhibit at Galeri Petronas Towers KL Malaysia.   Photo: Brian Cassey
For the third year in a row i'm proud to announce i'm a finalist in the Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards 2013. The exhibition of the finalists works will be on display at Galeri Petronas Towers Kuala Lumpur Malaysia from 23rd May - 23rd June 2013. Photo taken above by award winning photographer and finalist Brian Cassey.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Shooting with the Pentax 645D...

Pentax 645D

A few months ago in late December I was liaising with Pentax Australia and the good people at the company wanted me to shoot some of my work with a medium format digital camera, their flagship camera the Pentax 645D.
Now just to set the record straight i'm in no way endorsed by any company to write favourable write-ups of any sorts.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Interviewed, featured, published etc...

A few of the publications

It's been a mad couple of months! Throughout February and March I was contacted by various international media outlets requesting written/telephone interviews, images and permission to publish and print my work etc. At the start I didn't think much of it but it didn't take me long to realize my work went viral!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

PUBLISHED - 'Algemeen Dagblad' newspaper Holland 20th Feb. 2013...

'Algemeen Dagblad' 20 Feb. 2013

Last week I had quite a bit of publicity regarding my work and was on the receiving end of many interviews by journalists. I don't know where it all started from but I should have picked up that something was brewing when I was contacted by Associated Press asking

Thursday, December 13, 2012

PUBLISHED - 'The Age' newspaper Melbourne 13th Dec. 2012

'The Age' newspaper 13th December 2012 -Sites to really open your eyes

A few days ago I was contacted by Fairfax media column writer and well known broadcaster Terry Lane for an article to be published in Thursday's imaging column in Melbourne's 'The Age' newspaper and Sydney's 'Sydney Morning Herald'.
Today (13th December 2012) the newspaper came out with a brilliantly written article regarding my favourite online photography galleries 1x.com and 500px along with a mention of my work. Thank you Terry, it was an absolute pleasure liaising with you!


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

PUBLISHED - 'f11 Magazine' issue 17 | Dec/Jan 2013

'f11 Magazine' issue 17 | Dec/Jan 2013

It's always an honour being published and even moreso when it's in a quality publication. A selection of my work along with an interview has just been featured in the free monthly online photography publication 'f11 Magazine' issue 17 | Dec/Jan 2013.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

GOLD! International Loupe Awards 2012...

Gold Award 'International Loupe Awards 2012'

It doesn't get much better than this in the photography award scene. The 'International Loupe Awards' are held annually where some of the world's most talented photographers compete in the open and amateur sections to have their works judged by some of the most respected photography judges in the international scene.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Letter... and the cookie!

The Letter by Bill Gekas

Usually I don't blog the setup of every single image as in most cases it's either just a standard one or two light setup like most others. However the other week I wanted to shoot the photo above which has been nothing but a bad sketch in my sketchbook just waiting for the right time. This is one of those shots which was a bit more technically involved than any other i've shot lately so it definitely called for a small writeup!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Potatoes... and lighting the scene.

Potatoes by Bill Gekas

Lately i've really been appreciating shooting with one light setups. Most of my images usually involve two or three lights with modifiers and a reflector and this works for many of my shots especially scenes that have a bit more space involved but even with tighter head/shoulder type shots i'll find using two lights and a reflector is my usual safe go to setup.