Girts Gailans

Girts Gailans

I've been taking photographs since I was at school, so that's quite a long time! For many years, I was an advertising and architectural photographer, but as more and more people asked me for library images, I set up an image library which I now run with my partner, Jan Bickerton. Red Edge specialises in images for book publishers world-wide so the advertising background comes in handy when shooting for this market. Given the chance, I tend toward abstracts or dark, dramatic images. Probably because the first film I remember seeing was 'The Third Man' when I was 6 or 7. Wonderful shapes, shadows, textures, atmosphere; I guess that's what I'm happiest with.

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