3 Corporate Photography In Nigeria
Working personally for the chairman of ARIK Air International, which effectively became the Nigerian National airline after its inception in 2006, Gary Italiaander created all the original archive photographs for all media/advertising of the airline. Gary revisited ARIK 10 years later to create additional images of every aspect of how an airline business operates to 'sell' the airline services.
4 How To Create Better Photographic Images
"A picture is worth a thousand words" is an English language-idiom which refers to the notion that a complex idea can be conveyed with just a single still image. Just about everybody takes photographs on everything from cameras to phones. Understanding how to take better photographs is extremely useful so that images taken are the best that they can be from the equipment that is used. This talk is illustrated with images created by celebrity photographer, Italiaander and provides the opportunity to learn about the basics of composition and lighting so that images created by you will retain your special memories.
5 Italiaander - The Celebrity Photographer And The Images That Influenced His Work
Gary Italiaander met Lord Patrick Lichfield, the Queen’s cousin, at the very beginning of his photographic career and he was extremely impressed with the portraits that Italiaander had taken. Certainly, Lichfield’s work was of interest to Italiaander as was the portraits of others such as Snowdon, Arnold Newman, Richard Avedon, Irving Penn and the photographer that most influenced him, Karsh of Ottowa who Gary had the great privilege to meet at Karsh’s UK retrospective at the Barbican in 1988. Karsh is probably best known for his portrait of Sir Winston Churchill.
6 The Steinway Piano And Why It Takes A Year To Make One
Gary Italiaander created a unique project for Steinway about their incredible pianos having trained as a classical pianist and having been the owner of a Steinway piano himself. The project meant visiting the Steinway factory in Hamburg to view the complete production process and also meeting with a number of significant international pianists to talk to them about why the Steinway is their instrument of choice. Video interviews include Vladimir Ashkenazy, Imogen Cooper and Lang Lang.
7 Photographic Restoration
A specialised and fascinating illustrated talk about the restoration process with anecdotes relating to taking old and often damaged images which are then brought back to life to create new works of art. Gary has worked on a wide variety of restorations for many eminent people including King Hussein and Queen Noor of Jordan and also the king of Thailand.
Italiaander is a photographer with an international reputation, an author, a musician and an all round creative thinker.
Gary began studying music at an early age, holds qualifications from the London College of Music and qualified as a teacher from Reading University. During his years of study, he became enchanted by the art of photography which led to a change in career.
The Italiaander Portrait Gallery was based in Harrods for a number of years and Gary is still associated with the world-famous store with his expertise in photographic restoration. Gary has extensive experience in high-end photography. Commissions have included private individuals and families, celebrities, members of Royal Families, Ambassadors as well as corporations such as Arik Air International, Merrill Lynch, British Gas International, Steinway and many more.
Gary has been involved with a variety of photographic organisations within the UK and is an honorary member of the Master Photographers Association (MPA). He is also been associated with many charities. Apart from his photographic work being widely published, he has tested photographic inkjet paper for Ilford with his work displayed on their packaging worldwide and in addition, was the 'prize' in a national wedding competition for Olympus cameras.
Gary was a friend of the legendary harmonica virtuoso Larry Adler and is author of: Reflections' A Tribute to Larry Adler, Harmonica Genius - available from Amazon (print, kindle and audio editions). Becoming an author has led to regular speaking engagements in the UK and also as a Guest Speaker on cruise ships around the world.