'Talking With Experience’ was created by Gary Italiaander following the continual requests for him to speak about his unique experiences as a photographer with an international reputation. Gary appreciated the interest shown to hear from those that not only had expertise, but also a real lifetime of experience in their specialist fields and consequently set about offering other speakers, in addition to himself, for a variety of speaking engagements and workshops.
Gary Italiaander is also a Videographer, Educator, Musician, Author and sought-after Guest Speaker, presenting regularly throughout the UK and internationally. Having shown musical ability at a very young age beginning with the harmonica, Gary studied at the London College of Music under the Directorship of Dr W S Lloyd Webber. He qualified as a piano teacher and music specialist completing a further year’s study at the University of Reading.
After a few years teaching, a change of direction took place into the world of Photography where he came to the attention of Harrods who invited him to open the Italiaander Portrait Gallery from where all portraiture for Harrods clients was commissioned internationally. When Gary left Harrods, it was to allow greater freedom to travel to assignments abroad and time to develop other significant projects.
Gary has been involved with many photographic organisations within the UK and was awarded an honorary membership of the Master Photographers Association, received as a gesture of thanks for work raising funds for charities in association with MPA photographers throughout the United Kingdom. Gary continues to work with a variety of charities, which he has done throughout his working life.
Apart from his photographic work being widely published, he has tested photographic inkjet paper for Ilford and his work has been used on their packaging worldwide. In addition, he has represented Olympus cameras.
Gary's friendship with Larry Adler, the legendary harmonica musician, led to him writing a book in tribute to Larry with contributions from Sting, Sir George Martin, Cher, Julian Lloyd-Webber, and many other luminaries.
'Reflections - A Tribute to Larry Adler, Harmonica Genius by Gary Italiaander
Thank you for 'Reflections'. I just wanted to congratulate you. It is absolutely fantastic. A brilliant and lovely read. A very fitting tribute to a remarkable man I will remember for the rest of my life. I salute you Gary.
Professor Jonathan Shalit OBE - Chairman, ROAR Global
Gary is currently working on his second book entitled ‘My Father’s War’ with a foreword by Dame Vera Lynn.
Gary continues to be passionate about music and tennis which he plays for fun and to keep fit.