Scott Gilbank was given his first camera (Kodak 56 X) for his 10th Birthday by his parents. A self taught photographer with an insatiable appetite for adventure and perfection. He started off his career taking photographs of friends 21st’s, weddings and then moving on to model agencies doing portfolio work.
Later he fine tuned his eye into landscape photography which led into contributing into Photo Libraries in South East Asia. Scott was a member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP) 1991 - 2001 and was one of the youngest photographers to achieve his Master Photographer level in 2000, thanks to a high number of Silver and Gold Awards. Scott was invited by an agency in Singapore to consider being based in the region.
He moved to Singapore in 1994 where his mainstream work was fashion and advertising. He held an Australian Landscape Exhibition in the Prestigious Takashimaya Gallery and sold his work to private collectors and one piece was purchased by the Allan Arthur Robinson Group for their collection. As a result of his exhibition a door opened to move into Indonesia in 1995. Scott remained based in Jakarta up until 2006.
His landscape work attracted much attention from Blue Chip Companies and as a result Scott was privileged to shoot and travel all over South East Asia and a further 50 countries and over 400 cities beyond. His work mainly been commissioned by Ad Agencies and Direct clients. He held a further 5 Exhibitions in partnership with the Australian Embassy in Jakarta during his posting and a further solo exhibition showcasing his travel work at Orange Regional Gallery in 2009.
Today Scott is based in Australia, he still travels out for a handful of clients. In 2009, Scott joined forces with fellow professional photographerAlf Manciagli and created Foto1 for photography workshops and tours. This proved to be a great success, together Scott & Alf have taken photography groups into New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Malaysia, India and parts of Australia.