Dorian Grey Gallery is please to announce it’s next exhibition with multi-award winning photographer Thom Gilbert. The exhibit will feature his most recent body of photographic portraits from his forth-coming book:S A L T E D. On display will be a vast collection of intimate portraits of current and iconic surfing legends and an alluring look at the surfing subculture we have grown to know as “beach bums”. These honest photographs capture the core essence surfers that are practically worshiped by so many who devote their lives to the world of sand, sun and water.
Exhibition is generously sponsored by: Quiksilver, Tim Bessell Boards (featuring select Andy Warhol im ages), Surfer’s Environm ental Alliance and Unsound Surf Shop.
About Thom Gilbert:
Born and raised on Long Island, NY Thom Gilbert has been taking photographs since he was in High School. After completing his education at Tufts and RIT he has enjoyed a successful professional career with works being published in NY Magazine, Interview, Gotham and LA confidential. Esteemed commercial clients include Quiksilver, Ralph Lauren, Bloomingdales and many others. Recent awards range from the Hasselblad Master Series, American Photo Magazine “Best of” Photo District’s “ Best Commercial” photographer. Thom is currently working on his 2nd publication titled: Iconic Americans , which is due to be released in 2013. Thom has created a limited edition museum quality poster to benefit the charity Surfer’s W ay that uses surfing as a means to help kids with autism.
About Surfers Way:
Surfers W ay was founded in Long Beach, NY by surfing enthusiast Elliot Zuckerman. Surfer’s Way is a 100% volunteer based 501 C (3) charity that helps children and families with special needs. Every summer this organization brings together over 200 children and family members to experience the thrilling sport of surfing. These outings successfully create bonds and a sense of achievement that lasts a lifetime. We hope you will support their noble cause!