Most people think of me as a Professional Photographer, but I am so much more. I'm also a Historian. I capture a slice of time in your or your families lives and are preserved for years to come on photographic paper. Experts tell us that properly cared for my portraits will be here for 100-200 years, for future generations to explore and enjoy. My dream is that 150 years from now someone will look at one of my portraits and say "Wow, that Giles guy did a beautiful portrait of Great, great, great, great, great, great grandma." The legacy of my portraits will live long after I am gone.
I've loved taking pictures since I got my first camera when I was 3 years old. We had a darkroom in our basement and developed and printed our black and white prints.
I first started making money with photography while in art school. I photographed other students art for entry into juried shows and to go with applications for graduate school.
I went to UW Madison to study sculpture, but soon started making money doing photography of rock bands for local music publications. That led to fans purchasing my concert photography, business portraits and more.