Gandee's stunning animal images pack a powerful punch and their strong emotional appeal have the capacity to really get under the viewer's skin: Gandee draws on his fine art background and digital manipulation skills, as well as endless patience on set, to create shots required for tricky animal briefs, be it Great Dane's who look like revolutionaries, to naughty pugs who have torn up their owner's holiday vouchers! At turns painterly, moving, breathtaking and fun; they encompass the world of visual communication in the animal realm like no-one else, with timeless and classical pieces that linger in the mind's eye.
Gandee's successful career in International Advertising spans two decades: Known for striking and iconic images he has recently returned to his fine art roots in portraiture to create stunning animal images which communicate concepts in an unparalleled way. His work for International clients includes: Unilever, MARS, Nestle, Vodafone, New York TImes, Grey Health Care Group, EURO RSCG and Exxon Mobil Corporation.
2011 - Communication Arts Photo Annual
2011 - Work selected for ‘Graphis 100 Best in Photography 2011’
2010 - AOP Open - Honourable mention
2006 - PDN Annual ‘Outstanding Photography’, creative - 1st place
AOP Open - Honorable mention
2005 - Portrait Awards, National Portrait Gallery Award.
Communication Arts - Photography Annual 47, Creative 1st place
AOP Photographers award, lifestyle and portraiture - creative Honorable mention
PDN’s PIX Digital Imaging contest - 3 merits.
2004 - PDN’s PIX Digital Imaging contest, Merit.
2002 - Vision of Science Concepts Section.
Gandee was born in Colombo Sri Lanka, moving to Zambia at the age of 9 and arriving in the UK in 1977. In 1985 he won the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Prize for the most outstanding work by a young artist, giving him the opportunity of painting the last official portrait of the former Prime Minister, Harold McMillan.
Gandee has a degree in Fine Art and post-graduate diploma in Computer Graphics and Illustration.
Private Exhibition TBWA London April 2011
Cat Capers: Catitude for Cat Lovers
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing