NORDIC EUROPE ISSUE 807 Jul 2020

Gary McGillivray-Birnie Oslo photographers

Gary McGillivray-Birnie is a lifestyle, beauty, fashion, commercial photographer, based in Stavanger, Norway.

He is a visual artist who uses a camera to capture his passion to create. As a digital artist, he uses technology to define a style as intriguing, mysterious and edgy but authentic for beauty, fashion and product industries. He has become recognised for his unique skill of leaving natural beauty in the skin.

Gary manipulates artificial and natural light, always with the aim of transforming light to create powerful and emotional visual images. He is inspired by his personal interest in black and white photography. This is where definition is essential, and as a photographer, allowed his commercial work to compete in the marketplace.

While typically viewed as an incredible photographer: “joy to work with”, “friendly, communicative and comfortable in any situation”, Gary has worked with models, agents, stylists and make up artists on set and internationally. His award-winning creativity has been featured online and in print worldwide; publications include: Ellements, Edith, Emote and HorizonT.

Recent location shoots include New York, Florida, Los Angeles, Kazakhstan, Dubai, Australia.

He has earned the title accreditation Master Photographer in Portrait (MPP) MPI.

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