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.
His works have been published in various art journals, books, magazines, newspapers and other media outlets worldwide including BBC, NBC Today, ABC News, Daily Mail and others.
Although he occasionally shoots commissioned work, the renowned and exhibited works are primarily of his young daughter portraying a protagonist in a storytelling scene, a universal child.

Practicing the art of photography and constantly refining his style.


AWARDS & PUBLICATIONS


2013
Published - 'Issimo' magazine featured interview portfolio Australia December 2013.
Four Silver Awards - International Loupe Awards Australia 2013.
Three Bronze Awards - International Loupe Awards Australia 2013.
Published - 'Digital Camera' magazine UK December 2013.
Published - 'Espresso' newspaper featured interview portfolio Greece September 2013.
Four Honorable Mentions - International Photography Awards USA 2013.
Published - 'Vanilla' magazine featured interview portfolio Australia June/July 2013.
Published - 'Portrait Photography' magazine featured interview portfolio China June 2013.
Published - 'Capture' magazine Australia's Top Emerging Photographers Australia June 2013.
Exhibited - AddOn group exhibit at Depot Gallery. Sydney. May 15 - 25 May Australia 2013.
Published - 1X.com book 'Photographic Visions' ISBN-13: 978-1937538309.
Published - 'Neos Kosmos' newspaper featured interview portfolio Australia April 2013.
Finalist - Open category KL International Photography Awards KL Malaysia 2013.
Published - 'Epsilon' magazine featured interview portfolio Greece April 2013.
Published - 'Ceskoslovenska Fotografie' magazine featured interview portfolio Czech April 2013.
Published - 'Fotografos' magazine featured interview portfolio Greece March/April 2013.
Published - 'NBC Today' USA March 2013.
Published - 'ABC News' USA March 2013.
Published - 'Die Welt' newspaper Germany February 2013.
Published - 'Huffington Post' USA February 2013.
Published - 'Ekathimerini' newspaper Greece February 2013.
Published - 'Algemeen Dagblad' newspaper featured interview porfolio Netherlands February 2013.
Published - 'Daily Mail' newspaper UK February 2013.
Published - 'La Repubblica' newspaper Italy February 2013.
Published - 'Arte Fotografico' magazine featured portfolio Spain February 2013.
Accolades Of Excellence - WPPI 16x20 Print Competition USA 2013.

2012
Published - 'f11 Magazine' issue 17 featured interview portfolio New Zealand December 2012.
Published - 'The Age' newspaper Australia December 2012.
One Gold Award 'First Place' - International Loupe Awards Australia 2012.
Three Silver Awards - International Loupe Awards Australia 2012.
Three Bronze Awards - International Loupe Awards Australia 2012.
First place - WPPI first half online competition childrens portraiture category USA 2012.
Third place - Rangefinder magazine 'Take Your Best Shot' contest USA 2012.
Published - 1X.com yearbook 'No Words' ISBN: 978-91-979184-2-8.
Finalist - Fremantle Portrait Prize, exhibit at Moores Contemporary Art Gallery. Oct. 6 - Oct. 20. Australia 2012.
Two Honorable Mentions - International Photography Awards USA 2012.
Gold Award 2nd place - Creative Asia Awards Portrait Photographer Of The Year Hong Kong 2012.
Three Silver Awards - Creative Asia Awards Hong Kong 2012.
Silver Award 2nd place - PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris, France 2012.
Two Honorable Mentions - PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris, France 2012.
Published - 'Professional Photographer' magazine featured interview portfolio USA June 2012.
Exhibited - AddOn group exhibit at Mary Place Gallery. Sydney. May 19 - 26 May Australia 2012.
Published - 1X.com book 'Photo Inspiration: Secrets Behind Stunning Images' ISBN-13: 978-1118290521.
Finalist - Open category KL International Photography Awards KL Malaysia 2012.
Finalist - Pure Genius exhibit at Brunswick Street Gallery Melbourne, Australia 2012.
Published - 'Composition' magazine issue 023 Israel April 2012.
Second place - 'Rangefinder' magazine 'Seeing The Light' studio category USA 2012.
Third place - 'Rangefinder' magazine 'Seeing The Light' small flash category USA 2012.

2011
Third place - WPPI second half online competition childrens portraiture category USA 2011.
Published - 'Fotoblur' magazine issue 12 USA 2011.
Published - 'Cookie World' magazine China November 2011.
Two Silver Awards - International Loupe Awards Australia 2011.
Five Bronze Awards - International Loupe Awards Australia 2011.
Published - 'Capture' magazine 'The Annual' top 10 emerging Australian photographers Australia 2011.
Three Nominations - Photography Masters Cup USA 2011.
Seven Silver Awards - 'Better Photography' magazine Photograph Of The Year Australia 2011.
Two Bronze Awards - 'Better Photography' magazine Photograph Of The Year Australia 2011.
Three Honorable Mentions - International Photography Awards USA 2011.
Two Nominations - Black & White Spider Awards USA 2011.
Finalist - Open category KL International Photography Awards KL Malaysia 2011.
Silver Award - Creative Asia KL Malaysia 2011.
Six Bronze Awards - Creative Asia KL Malaysia 2011.

2010
Published - 1X.com 2010 yearbook 'In Pursuit Of The Sublime' ISBN: 978-91-979184-0-4.
Gold Award - International Aperture Awards Australia 2010.
Three Silver Awards - International Aperture Awards Australia 2010.
Six Bronze Awards - International Aperture Awards Australia 2010.
Finalist - B&W Worldwide Photography Gala Awards USA 2010.
Three Silvers Awards - 'Better Photography' magazine Photograph Of The Year Australia 2010.
Six Bronze Awards - 'Better Photography' magazine Photograph Of The Year Australia 2010.
Two Honorable Mentions - International Photography Awards USA 2010.