About

At the turn of the century, the year 2000 I needed a change of environment, London was calling. Don’t get me wrong, I loved growing up in Canada and would do it all over again, but London was where I wanted to be, and London is where I am now. Since moving to The Big Smoke, my style (photography) has changed for the better. I also am directing now and will be working on more music videos and commercials. Filming is also in the cards for me, and I will be pursuing this next phase in my career with the same dedication and determination that I have accomplished with photography.

The Story Behind Bill Gidda

When I was four, my parents decided to start all over again in Toronto, Canada. I remember when we first moved to Canada, we were staying with friends. Eventually, we got our own place and a few years later my parents bought their first house. I remember my first barbecue that summer. The sun was shining, everyone was smiling and I was stuffing my face with barbecue chicken. Still love barbecues to this day.

I was very energetic in my early teens and participated in sports. I use to play ice hockey in the winter and soccer in the summer. Yes, I said soccer. Also, I was into karate and participated in tournaments. Unfortunately, once I got to high school I learned about partying and the sports activities went bye-bye. While in high school, I was never really into photography, even though I used to mess around with my dad’s Nikon FE. I wasn’t one of these photo geeks running around school taking pictures for the yearbook. No, that wasn’t me. I was more into art and dramatic arts. After graduating high school, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do until I met a photographer who was moving to the Bahamas to make a living at what he loved to do, photography. That’s when it hit me. I WAS GONNA BE A PHOTOGRAPHER!!!

When I first enrolled at the faculty of arts at Humber College, I lasted only five weeks. Yes five weeks, man I was out by thanksgiving. I remember the look on my dad’s face when he found out. Even though he lost a lot of money for my photo course, he told me straight “time to find a job,” and that’s what I did. After 2 years of working odd jobs, I decided to take another shot at the photography course at Humber College. After graduating I decided to assist professional commercial photographers until I eventually started shooting for my own clients.

At the turn of the century, the year 2000 I needed a change of environment, London was calling. Don’t get me wrong, I loved growing up in Canada and would do it all over again, but London was where I wanted to be, and London is where I am now. Since moving to The Big Smoke, my style (photography) has changed for the better. I also am directing now and will be working on more music videos and commercials. Filming is also in the cards for me, and I will be pursuing this next phase in my career with the same dedication and determination that I have accomplished with photography.