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Unity Of Fort Myers – Videàge®



Unity Of Fort Myers asked us to produce a simple Videàge® that would convey their message to potential members. It was a great community set on lovely grounds and the Reverend Jim Rosemergy was a delight to work with.





Who We Are



Ok, so this is a pretty personal post. All the photographs are point and shoot family images I used to create a web show for a song that I worked on with Bruce Dallas, a highly skilled musician. The song, titled “Who We Are” came about after Bruce dug up an old birthday card that I had written a few verses in about friendship. He took those lines and added more words and the music and created a beautiful song dedicated to friendship. I just put some visuals of our times together over the years, mostly of times of us sharing our love of motorcycles and music…now it doesn’t get much better than that!

 





Third Year in a Row Nominated at the International Color Awards



LONDON 02/16/2013- Professional photographer Gareth Rockliffe of the USA was presented with the 6th Annual Photography Masters Cup Nominee title in the categories of Fine Art and Nature photography at a prestigious Nomination & Winners Photo Show. The live online ceremony webcast Saturday, February 16, 2013 was attended by photography fans in 83 countries who logged on to see the climax of the industry’s most important event for color photography.

INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERS CUP is the leading international award honoring excellence in color photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in color photography.





Dani Taverna Fashion Shoot



We recently did a fashion shoot with makeup artist Dani Taverna. She had asked us to create a Videàge®  Lite and stills so she could highlight her work on her website and social media.





Second Place, Rookery Bay Annual Florida Juried Photography Exhibit 2013



Just received notice that I was awarded second place at the Rookery Bay Annual Florida Juried Photography Exhibit 2013. Exhibit Dates: February 5 – March 31, 2013 The show was juried by master photographer and the pride of Florida, Clyde Butcher. The exhibit will run from February 5 – March 31, 2013 at the Rookery Bay Center in Naples





Necker Island Shoot



A while back we were photographing the flora and fauna on Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island for a small publication they produce called “Natural Necker” it’s given to all the guests upon arrival. They often use it for reference as they stroll around the beautiful island taking in the wildlife. We were there for a week, this short slideshow, of our favorite shots, was given to Sir Richard as a thank you for his generous hospitality during our stay. To top off the week, on our last night, Jan and I along with the other four members of our team dined under moonlight and candlelight with Sir Richard…it was a wonderful moment for me, I’ve been a huge fan of his ever since he released Mike Oldfield’s brilliant album Tubular Bells on the Virgin record label.

The Other Side Of Necker Island from Gareth Rockliffe on Vimeo.

 





Women Who Make A Difference



Last year we had the privilege of creating a Videàge® for the Virginia B. Andes Free Community Clinic in Punta Gorda Florida. The purpose of that Videàge® was to outline their mission and show the volunteers at work. The Videàge® was to be shown at a fundraiser to enable the VBA to raise sufficient funds to keep the clinic open and functioning. The Videàge® was a huge success and they raised more money from their event than ever before. This year the clinic wanted to give a brief overview of their largest benefactor and the clinic’s namesake, Virginia B. Andes, whose generosity and desire to help others, has significantly helped literally tens of thousands of people. At 93 she was pretty impressive…

Virginia B. Andes Videage from Gareth Rockliffe on Vimeo.





The Power of an Executive Portrait



I really like this executive portrait we just completed for Dr Maloney of Aesthetic Surgery of Naples. He’s a pretty cool guy, so we wanted to create something that would reflect that part of his personality and still look professional. We decided to use an area in his office that had a suede wall… it seemed perfect to us. So we put a large light source to one side and a reflector to bounce some of the light back…simple but effective. The shot here is my favorite from the series. We had just been talking to Dr Maloney about his skin care line so he was very relaxed, in fact I’m not sure he was aware I was going to take the shot!





Large Format Landscapes



I just finished a collaborative piece with multi talented artist, Chad Herd. “Go Big or Go Home” he said and offered to create a custom steel frame for the piece if I went for it. So I printed onto canvass, stretched it onto a wooden bar 40″x60″ and gave it to Chad. What he did blew me away, so now it needs a home, or an office. I’m offering a 10% finders fee to whoever gets me a sale. This is a one off piece! Call me for pricing.





Virginia B. Andes Community Clinic Videàge®



A few months ago we created a Videàge® for the Virginia B. Andes Community Clinic in Punta Gorda. They desperately needed something to help raise both awareness and funds. I just got a call from their director…they had their best year fundraising thanks to the Videàge®…now that makes us feel good!

Virginia B. Andes Community Clinic from Gareth Rockliffe on Vimeo.





Incorporating Natural Elements In A Portrait



Wow! working back in New England, shooting portraits, has been so rewarding. For one thing the weather has been outrageously good, 80 degrees low humidity and sunshine…and it’s been that way for the past three weeks! One thing we’ve tried to do with each of our portrait sessions is include the local environment in the image. This picture of Nick standing on the rocks demonstrates how drama has been added by including the moving ocean as he stands on the rocks by his home in Manchester Massachusetts. I love the texture of the rocks and the simple act of wetting Nick’s hair added that extra element that made the whole scene work.





New England Shoots



We’re working, and playing, in New England at the moment. This is the area we started our business in, nearly twenty five years ago and we still have clients here who ask us to photograph their family. One family in particular have been using our services for over twenty years…they have five children. Last week we were asked to photograph Grace. We wanted to do something a little different from what we had done in the past….this was what we created:


  • Dina Dudley Dallas
    August 13th, 2012 at 10:59 am

    I know from experience…not only is the photo stunning, but that Chica is one tough cookie. Getting in the water in New England is an arduous affair!





















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