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The Great American Coastline - The Pacific

  • Gareth Rockliffe
  • Gareth Rockliffe and Jan Soderquist
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  • Runtime:
    33 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    50 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Fort Myers Beach Film Festival

    United States
    April 24, 2015
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Director Biography - Gareth Rockliffe

A native of Southport England with over twenty years of experience, Gareth Rockliffe has achieved international recognition for his soulful landscape photography and has exhibited widely throughout the United States and Europe.

Early in his career, the Kodak Company of the United Kingdom bought a number of his limited edition images to promote photography as a true art form to it’s public, the success of which brought about the World Wildlife Fund’s interest in using his unique images of wildlife on postal stamps.

Gareth’s work has been featured in such publications as Naples Illustrated, Portfolio Magazine, Life in Naples, and Boston’s North Shore Life.

A five times recipient of the title of “Honorary Color Master, Gareth received an international color award from the prestigious Photography Masters Cup.

In 2013, Gareth won an “Outstanding Achievement Award” from the International Kontinent Awards, and that same year Clyde Butcher presented him with an award at the Annual Rookery Bay Photographic Competition.

A partner with his wife Jan Soderquist, in Naples based Soderquist Photography, Inc., the couple was twice invited to Sir Richard Branson’s private island, Necker, which culminated in a wildlife publication and a highly sophisticated DVD production.

Contracted by Clipper Cruise Line, Rockliffe has produced thousands of images gathered from the remote Kuril Islands in Russia and extending down the coast through Japan to Vietnam.

Gareth likes to control the whole process of his art, from capturing the beauty that lays before his lens, to the actual printing and framing of his gorgeous limited edition museum prints.

“Landscape photography became a passion for me after capturing a singular image. It was a pivotal photograph, as this particular day was the beginning of developing my own distinctive style. After years of shooting with film, my goal continues to be to catch the shot “in camera” with minimal computer manipulation”.

There is a distinctive style that threads its way through Gareth’s work which is a mix of both beauty and emotion and invites the viewer to that exact spot…that suspended magical moment in time.

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