Born and residing in Melbourne Australia, Bill Gekas is a multi awarded and published fine art portrait photographer. Self taught and by learning the intricacies of photography since the mid 90's, his admiration and respect for the works by the old master painters has influenced his stylistic approach to the craft.
Practicing the art of photography and constantly refining his style.

AWARDS & PUBLICATIONS


2013

-To be updated

2012
Published - 'f11 Magazine' issue 17 | Dec/Jan 2013 featured article.
One Gold Award 'First Place' - International Loupe Awards 2012.
Three Silver Awards - International Loupe Awards 2012.
Three Bronze Awards - International Loupe Awards 2012.
First place - WPPI first half online competition childrens portraiture category.
Third place - Rangefinder magazine 'Take Your Best Shot' contest.
Published in 1X.com yearbook 'No Words' ISBN: 978-91-979184-2-8
Finalist - Fremantle Portrait Prize, exhibition at Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery. Oct. 6 - Oct. 20.
Two Honorable Mentions - International Photography Awards 2012.
Gold Award 2nd place - Creative Asia Awards 2012 Portrait Photographer Of The Year.
Three Silver Awards - Creative Asia Awards 2012.
Silver Award 2nd place - PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris 2012.
Two Honorable Mentions - PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris 2012.
Published - 'Professional Photographer Magazine' issue June 2012 featured article.
Exhibited - AddOn group exhibition Mary Place Gallery. Sydney. May 19 - 26 May.
Semi finalist - HeadOn Photo Festival shortlisted to slideshow exhibition. Sydney. May 5 - June 3.
Published in 1X.com book 'Photo Inspiration: Secrets Behind Stunning Images' ISBN-13: 978-1118290521.
Finalist - Open category KL International Photography Awards 2012.
Finalist - Pure Genius exhibition 2012 exhibit at Brunswick Street gallery Melbourne.
Published - Front cover 'Composition Magazine' issue 023.
Second place - Rangefinder magazine 'Seeing The Light' contest 2012 studio category.
Third place - Rangefinder magazine 'Seeing The Light' contest 2012 small flash category.

2011
Third place - WPPI second half online competition childrens portraiture category.
Published in fine art photography magazine 'Fotoblur' issue 12 Winter 2011.
Published in childrens fashion magazine 'Cookie World Magazine' issue November 2011.
Two Silver Awards - International Loupe Awards 2011.
Five Bronze Awards - International Loupe Awards 2011.
Nominated by Capture magazine's 'The Annual' as one of the top 10 emerging Australian photographers.
Three Nominations - Photography Masters Cup 2011.
Seven Silver Awards - The 5th Better Photography Magazine Photograph Of The Year 2011.
Two Bronze Awards - The 5th Better Photography Magazine Photograph Of The Year 2011.
Three Honorable Mentions - International Photography Awards 2011.
Two Nominations - Black & White Spider Awards 2011.
Finalist - Portrait category KL International Photography Awards 2011.
Silver Award - Creative Asia 2011.
Six Bronze Awards - Creative Asia 2011.

2010
Published in 1X.com 2010 yearbook 'In Pursuit Of The Sublime' ISBN: 978-91-979184-0-4.
Gold Award - International Aperture Awards 2010.
Three Silver Awards - International Aperture Awards 2010.
Six Bronze Awards - International Aperture Awards 2010.
Finalist - B&W Worldwide Photography Gala Awards 2010.
First place - Global Photo Awards 2010 Still Life category.
Second place - Global Photo Awards 2010 Photographer Of The Year.
Three Silvers Awards - The 4th Better Photography Magazine Photograph Of The Year 2010.
Six Bronze Awards - The 4th Better Photography Magazine Photograph Of The Year 2010.
Two Honorable Mentions - International Photography Awards 2010.