An accomplished Atlanta based freelance photographer, I offer clients over 35 years of professional photography experience. Work has been published in newspapers, magazines, and on the web. Clients include editorial, commercial, educational and non profits.
As a teenager I was bitten by the photography bug while participating in an 21 day Outward Bound backpacking course in the San Juan Mountain range of scenic Southwest Colorado. Observing other participants using 35mm cameras to photograph the beautiful scenery piqued my curiosity. Upon returning home, I was determined to save up for my first 35mm camera. A Miranda Sensomat - better known as a "poor man's Nikon" was my first purchase and intensified my interest in photography.
Professional newspaper experience began as a staff photographer at the Observer in Dunkirk, New York and later at The Shelbyville News, Shelbyville, Indiana. I attended the masters program at the Ohio University School of Visual Communications, and served staff photographer internships with Gannett Rochester Newspapers and the Louisville Courier-Journal. Prior to launching into my freelance career, I was the Director of Photography for 6 years with the North American Mission Board in Alpharetta, Georgia. During that time I traveled extensively on assignment throughout the U.S., Canada and Alaska. Immediately following the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, I was part of a media response team which traveled to NYC to provide coverage of the disaster relief.
Freelance assignments have been throughout the continental U.S., Alaska, Honduras and the Dominican Republic.
In his spare time, Gibbs loves to ride his bike and enjoys hikes with his wife, Peggy and golden retriever Cooper. Having a heart for humanitarian work, he previously served as a board member of a ministry to Honduras which among other things, provided education assistance to disadvantaged youth in a rural Honduran mountain village.
Gibbs can be reached by phone: 404-643-9722 9-5 EST,
By email: email@example.com