On a mission. Inspiration all over the world – Gigi Stoll
Designed to inspire while spurring creativity and encouraging photographic exploration, the program is led by photographer, Gigi Stoll.
If you’ve ever wanted to do more with your photography than show your friends your travel images, this workshop is for you! Gigi Stoll is committed to teaching quality documentary photography within practical, real world learning environments. “What started as snapping Polaroids of friends quickly evolved into a second career shooting portraits for magazines and taking me to the far reaches of the world such as Morocco and Peru to shoot humanitarian missions for children. In 2008, I began documenting a pediatric medical mission. They do one mission a year and the doctors/staff volunteer their time. I learned that if one image can bring awareness and help change a child’s life, it is worth everything. After six medical missions, I am addicted. The doctors are the real artists, I just document their work. This led to other clients who saw my images published online and hired me for different humanitarian assignments. I love all the travel and adventure. My work is used for promotions, fundraisers and websites. The work has changed my perspective in a broader sense, by allowing me to experience different worlds and cultures, and by affecting change and/or bringing awareness with photography to people in need. There is alot of inspiration out there. You just have to look for it.”
Gigi Stoll is originally from San Antonio, Texas. She currently lives and works as a photographer in New York City.
Her specialties are portraits, humanitarian, travel and nudes photography.
“An old friend gave me a Polaroid camera. I started shooting my model friends and taking portraits during my travels as a fashion model. I went to a Tattoo Convention in Amsterdam to document a family of artists: The Leu Family Iron, and when I returned to NYC, the images ended up in an Upper East Side gallery. Then, Art Unlimited from Amsterdam approached me to print postcards worldwide. I continued showing in galleries and started selling my nudes to private collectors. What started as snapping Polaroids of friends quickly evolved into a second career shooting portraits for magazines and taking me to the far reaches of the world such as Morocco and Peru to shoot medical missions for children.”
Her advertising Clients Include: Orient-Express Hotels Ltd, 100cameras.org, Leica Cameras, ISMS Operation Kids, Save The Children, Chadwick Bell, Make-A-Wish Foundation. Among her magazine clients might be included: Vogue UK, Vogue France, Vogue Japan, Harpers Bazaar, Vanity Fair, W Magazine, GQ Japan, Instyle, Visionaire, V Magazine, VMan.