Alf Manciagli

Alf Manciagli

Alf Manciagli took up photography at an early age and graduated from the New York Institute of Photography and Film Production. 

Born in Italy, Alf worked around the world for international magazines, photo libraries and newspapers for 15 years before settling in Australia in 1971. After owning an advertising photographic studio in Sydney for several years he moved to Orange in central New South Wales where he opened Gecko Photographics, a company specialising mainly in advertising, magazine and brochure production. Alf has worked for companies such as IBM, Rio Tinto, Newcrest Mining, NSW Department of Primary industries and NSW Tourism. Always approachable and easy going Alf has retained these clients for several years. Alf has been a member of ACMP for 10 years.

Between his busy schedule Alf has found time to work on seven books the most recent being Great Houses of Australia - 50 homes with a story to tell (2006). 

With the advent of the digital era and a meeting with Scott Gilbank they decided to pass on their knowledge of their chosen careers with the Foto1 photo workshops.



Scott GilbankScott Gilbank

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 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.

Today Scott is based in Orange, he still travels out for a handful of clients but is content and happy now living in a town of four seasons and having his own postcode!