I am old enough to have had my first experiences with photography at a time when black and white imagery was still a dominant form. Ansel Adams, the Westons and others were at the peak of their careers and Life and The Saturday Evening Post magazines were touchstones for the cultural life of the country. Once I started printing my own work in 1968, I was hooked. I have ever since been fascinated with the possibilities inherent in a medium that deals with time, light, shape and form. It allows me a way to see in new and different ways. It has always been a way for me to make sense of the world, and to focus on things and ideas of substance.
Raised in the San Gabriel Valley, Will Gibson has called California home for all but three years in Columbus, OH (1999-2002). After a science degree and seven years in medical research, he turned his passion for photography into his profession in 1980, operating his own commercial studio and photo lab in San Marcos, CA for 20 years. Since 1999, he has focused his efforts on teaching as well as producing and promoting his fine art imagery. He teaches at Palomar College and UCSD Extension and has work currently in the On the Trail of Ansel Adams show at the San Diego Natural History Museum and Light Sensitive 2013 at ArtIntersection, Gilbert, AZ.
His studio space is Studio 3 in the ArtHatch building in Escondido, CA.