United States photographer, Gregory Reid, specializes in conceptual photography in many areas such as still life images, fashion, and animation. Reid opened his own company Gregory Reid Photoin Brooklyn, where he also does commissioned client work for brands such as American Eagle, Cosmopolitan, and Esquire among many others. In our Journal #363, we present some of his award-winning work, and his insightful Q&A.
Among some of his presented work is his personal series “Floral” (above). This was brought up to him by his agency for a company that wanted artwork for their hotels. The aesthetic is simplistic in both style and color choices. Each image displays a flower, such as tulips and roses.
His work “Xoxo” (above, right) is another showcase in striking use of color. The red pulls you in, while the blue helps focus in on the subject of the image. It’s this control over color and hues that make Reid’s work stand out. Reid won Gold for his Floral series, in addition to winning Platinum and Silver in the Graphis Photography Annual 2018.
In his Q&A, Reid mentions how he initially started off studying Pre-Med, but it was his desire to tell stories that inspired him to switch to art. What every parent wants to hear. But it has clearly paid off; without words, his photography manages to convey emotion and character even within his commercial work.
He also shared how success to him, is when your audience is able to relate to what you are making. In that case, his Graphis Awards and his endless list of clients show that many people are able to relate and enjoy his work.
See more of Gregory Reid’s work and learn more about him in Journal #363!