A native of New Jersey, Gio likes to refer to himself as a Southern Yankee. He grew up under the supervision of some pretty amazing women who helped him develop an appreciation for people, life, and the little nuances that make us who we are and define us as individuals. He likes to think that he lives his life through and by the art of making photographs. He uses the term “make” instead of “take” because pictures have to be made, created, and cultivated. He does more than capture moments, he tells stories.
Being a young nomad with a hearing impairment and having to use his eyes more than his ears gave him rich visual experiences. It may even have given him an edge…and his connection with the people he puts in front of his lens is part of what contributes to the uniqueness of his visual interpretation. Everyone has a story of their own to tell when conveying something to an audience, be it through stills or motion.
Throughout his career, Gio has had the opportunity to shoot all over the country for commercial projects. He’s not only lived in but has worked in many places all over the world including Milan. He views each project as an opportunity to learn, grow, and above all connect with those he meets and listen to their stories.