Joel Gilgoff – grew up in NYC and has lived in Sedona since 1988. He is a very prolific photographer - and shoots in many genre. Current work new work includes many 3D images - and model photography.
Besides being a world-traveled nature photographer, Gilgoff has produced a series of highly creative photo-composed images of live models posed in the nude. His nudes will, no doubt, cause some double takes as viewers try to figure out his technical mastery. Gilgoff carefully plans his shots working with his model and considering the architecture of the pose. Once photographed, he must determine how he will then superimpose fine art imagery onto the nude. In a very real sense Gilgoff uses the nude form as a canvass to receive abstractions in color or even art from other media. The result is a wild and unexpected visage of a new female species, resplendent in form and vibrantly adorned with a new skin of dripping colors and shapes.
His images have won several photo contests and awards.
His landscape images appear on the Sedona Chamber’s and the City of Sedona’s web-sites as well as the covers of many local publications. One of his sunset images was chosen as the cover photo for the "Voice of America" annual calendar.
He currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Sedona Chamber of Commerce and is active in many civic projects. He changed the Chamber’s logo to include “City of Arts and Culture.” In 2005 he served on the City of Sedona Arts and Cultural Commission. He has published 32 over 150 photography books including five books containing images like the ones on exhibit at the “Body Language” show at the Goldenstein Gallery up-town Sedona.
Joel's latest endeavor is digital 3D photography. He will have an upcoming show of digital lenticular images (including his "Color Nude" series) at the Goldenstein Gallery (Sedona, AZ) in February 2011.