You may have worked it out by now, but I'm a commercial & editorial photographer.
I shoot food, people + interiors and love each of them. Often I am lucky enough to combine all three in one shot!
I love to work with clients and agencies to create images that will clarify and elevate their brand.
It is important to me that every photoshoot is collaborative, relaxed, efficient and FUN!
TGP is equipped to handle all aspects of production for shoots of any scale.
I am part of The Food Photo Agency where the lovely Heather Willams represents me for any work involving food and beverage.
• Based in Dallas, TX
• Shooting professionally since 2000 (and for free since a long time before that!)
University of Texas at Austin (hook 'em!)
BFA in Studio Art (the degree most likely to result in fast money)
A stab at being serious:
I graduated with a BFA in Studio Art, with a primary concentration in photography. I learned almost nothing about photography as a career, but having my roots in fine art always felt like a good thing. It gave me an invaluable understanding and reverence for the art and it really honed my ability to "see" thoroughly and critically.
I always strive to capture a genuine moment and/or see things in a unique and compelling a way.
Lastly, I love the collaborative aspect of commercial shooting. I care very much about delivering for my clients — it is their time, their money, their brand and if i’m chosen to represent it, I will always give 100%.
Awards & stuff:
• 2020 Silver ADDY award for "Pro-bono marketing and specialty advertising" of a St. Jude / Chili's campaign.
• PDN Photo Annual Website Award Winner
• Portfolio of the month for PDN’s Photoserve
• Featured in Found Folios 'festivity' and 'deluge' collections
• Fourth annual ALT pick awards - 3rd place / popular vote
• Gold: Fort Worth Child; "Boy or Girl" (Feb); Terri Glanger, photographer. What an amazing portrait to illustrate a story line that is inherently difficult to illustrate. An arresting photo all by itself, the headline prompts additional viewings that lead to layers of discovery. Terrific portrait, use of colors and ambiguity make this a compelling cover.
I haven't bored you to tears yet? In that case, here are a few random / useless nuggets:
I'm just going to come out and say it. I don't love cookie dough and that makes me feel very isolated.
Ironically I'm obsessed with chocolate chip cookies, love hamburgers + pizza but I also want to lose weight and this is a conundrum.
I also love animals and want to be vegetarian which is yet another conundrum.
My husband is British, I drive a Mini, eat Marmite on toast for breakfast every day and grew up on British chocolates and crisps (aka potato chips). So... I might qualify as an Anglophile.
I’ve had and been obsessed with Pekingese since I was a child. My first was Moe Lin, then Webster and then a peke named Mogwai who lived to 19.5 and will be part of my heart and soul always and forever. To experience his magic visit his IG page here.
We rescued two senior Pekes (Gertie Mei & Charlie Fu) in Mogwai's honor and what do you know? Now they have an IG page, too!
While we are on that topic... my Insta-page is glangergram
I'm basically tech support to everyone I know with an iPhone #backupcareeratthegeniusbar call me if you have an iPhone question - I'm here for you.
Scientists have yet to pinpoint a 'photography' gene, but... my grandfather was the head of a photographic society in South Africa, my uncle was a commercial photographer, my dads first job was in a camera store so.... (imagine Twilight Zone music) #superdork
I also like "quotes"
“If you want reality take the bus.” - David LaChapelle
"If i knew how to take a good photograph, I'd do it every time." - Robert Doisneau
"My idea of a good picture is one that's in focus and of a famous person." - Andy Warhol
"Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one." - Stella Adler
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes" - Marcel Proust
A generous and beautiful compliment i received about my work: "You capture immediacy, and find poetry in the mundane moment" - Deb Abramson Kirby
"Photography takes me on a unique journey... it’s reality & illusion in one and it leaves a little piece of something permanent behind..." - yours truly
“I think a photograph should be less about what was seen, than how it was seen" - yours truly
Anything else you wanna know, just ask! : )
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