OLIVER GORDON
GALLERY

Biographies

Lindsey Anacleto
Lindsey Anacleto was born and raised in Toronto, where she trained as an interior designer and began her career in the mid 1990’s at the internationally renowned design firm of Yabu Pushelberg. The next stage of her career was a partnership with her husband when they opening a, soon to be, award wining award winning design firm, Anacleto Design. It is on this foundation that her eye for design and art makes the camera a perfect companion when traveling. Her intuitive sense of the moment, the light and the balance in life as in nature that make her work resonate with an honesty and simplicity that is at the essence of her as a person.

Massimo Di Lorenzo
Massimo Di Lorenzo lives and works in Woodbridge, Canada. Resume to follow.

Sergio Figliolia
Sergio Figliolia was born in 1978 in Salerno, Italy. Since an early age he has been attracted by landscape photography. Technically self-taught, he has later studied contemporary photography at Officine Fotografiche in Rome. His work has been exhibited and featured in galleries and photography festivals in Italy, UK, Switzerland and Japan. He holds an Associateship (ARPS) Distinction of the Royal Photographic Society. He has lived and worked in Italy, Hungary, Germany, UK and Sweden. He currently lives in Rome.

Chris Gordaneer
Chris Gordaneer is a fine art and commercial photographer based in Toronto, Canada. chrisgordaneer.com

Keiji Iwai
Keiji Iwai was born and raised in Osaka, Japan. He began taking photographs at 13 and knew immediately that this would be a life-long passion. He first came to the United States as a high school exchange student in Montana. He later returned to the U.S. to obtain a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree at Northern Arizona University. Keiji has received numerous international awards, and his work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the US and Japan. He currently resides in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Klaus Kampert
German fine art photographer, Klaus Kampert, was born in 1953, living and working in Duesseldorf, Germany. His background is applied work for the communication industry which he has been pursuing for over 30 years. From the beginning and increasingly, his personal work became more and more important to him and today is the main focus of his work.
Artist Statement:   I am mostly dealing with the human body, exploring the triad of body-mind-emotion and have a weak point for picturing three dimensional statue like bodies in hole or part in dramatic lighting and posing.
The body is the shell of the soul. My work is mainly concerned with the human body. Still, I do not consider my images to be classic nudes or erotic photography, although these genres may have an impact on my work. I am not interested in showing beauty as an outward phenomenon. Rather I would like to present the human being as a whole: Body and mind united. By picturing nakedness in an image, it is to reveal mind and emotion, not only showing the body as such. Among my models especially the ballet dancers are those who succeed in expressing this wholeness in a particular manner. Their bodies bespeak the constant pursuit of beauty, grace, achievement and perfection. It is my intention and my passion to display this to the viewer. klauskampert.com

Paolo Neve
Paolo Neve was born in Perugia, Italy, where he has remained his whole life. Originally trained as an engineer, Neve was moved to paint the colors of his beloved Umbria in their most abstract form. Resume to follow.

Werner Pawlok
Werner Pawlok lives and works in Stuttgart, Germany. Resume to follow.

Jim Ryce
Jim Ryce lives and works in Toronto, Canada. Resume to follow.

George Simhoni
George Simhoni’s photographss have been described as a blend of art and photography. His style is well established as both ethereal and powerfully subtle. People have portrayed him as “a story teller in a single image, having the ability to bring life and humanity to his work.” George’s work has been described as “rich in layers of emotion, humour, irony, and even mystery.” George has been recognized as a leader in the photography field. He has won numerous world wide awards in his distinguished career. simhoni.com

Ron Baxter Smith
Ron Baxter Smith is a fine art and commercial photographer and director living and working in the UK, Italy and his home country of Canada. He has been the recipient of over 500 awards for his photography, television commercials in advertising, design and his personal work. His work is in the collections of many museums in The United States and Canada like the Art Institute of Chicago, The National Gallery and The Museum of Contemporary Photography to name  a few. for further information please go to his website at ronbaxtersmith.com.

Chris Thomaidis
Chris Thomaidis is a fine art and commercial photographer based in Toronto, Canada. Over the past 30 years, he has worked with diverse range of subject matter, within all forms of media . Contemplative observation with a strong graphic sensibility for image making, have come to represent his photographic style. His work has been recognized in American Photography Annuals, Communication Arts Design & Photo Annuals, Magenta Foundation, Carte Blanche Vol. 1. and many advertising and design awards competitions. Whether he shooting for himself or on assignment, it’s all personal. christhomaidis.com

Ian Tudhope
Ian Tudhope’s is a fine art photographer with a background of design. An avid skier, he finds himself in the quiet after the helicopter leaves in the presence of some of this world’s most beautiful places. He would never forget his camera.