I found my passion for architectural and commercial/advertising photography while attending photography college. This was prior to the digital era and everything was being shot on large format film. The change to digital opened up unlimited possibilities. The ability to preview images as they are being taken, then adjust, manipulate and combine images in post production has expanded the creative possibilities.
Along with my passion for photography is my love of music. In my opinion, there are no other art forms that have the ability to reach so many people and have the ability for them relive memories based on a time period or lyrics of a song. My two passions have come together and I have cofounded Rock Talk USA. A website and media service to help promote musicians and the music industry.
Red Tail Commercial & Architectural Photography
I was born in Southern California but have spent the majority of my life in the Northern California where I have been a commercial and architectural photographer for over 20 years. Formerly known as Duane Gillette Photography, my work has been featured in national and international publications along with several magazine covers.
I've always enjoyed photographing the beauty around me on. Whether it is waves crashing on the rocks or the beautiful lines of a well designed building. Now as a commercial photographer, most of my work is in the construction, industrial and manufacturing industries. I love the challenge of creating visually interesting images for industries that most do not consider glamorous.
Understanding my clients needs and how the images are to be used is a vital step in the creative process. I know the vision behind the images are as important as the images themselves. It's humbling to have companies put their trust in my abilities to create images that will be used to help grow their company.