George Abdilla Professional Photography

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Portrait Photography

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Wedding Photography in Malta and Gozo

Wedding Photography Service

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Portrait Photography - Informal

Pre weddings, engagement and photo sessions.

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Travel Photography

Travel Photography - Around the world

Updated: Jun 03, 2013 10:41am CEST

Photography Competition

Photographic Competitions

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Landscape of Malta

Photographs of Malta's beauty spots....

Updated: Dec 23, 2011 7:35pm CEST

Sole Exhibition - "Portraits in Jazz" - Event Portrait Photograph

This is the panel I presented for my Associateship of the Malta Insti ...

Updated: Jul 16, 2012 11:28am CEST

Travel Photography

Advance Higher Group visit to Scotland. Photos may be downloaded by r ...

Updated: Apr 15, 2013 7:34pm CEST

Travel Photography

Scotland

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Sport Photography

Malta vs Switzerland

Updated: Apr 08, 2013 8:29am CEST

Event Photography - Dance

Dance Expressions - 1

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Event Photography - Dance

Dance Expressions - The Show

Updated: Apr 25, 2013 3:55pm CEST

Event Photography - Drama

Uncle Tom's Cabin

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Publications

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Photoart

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Environmental Portraiture

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Nature

Updated: Sep 05, 2013 12:42am CEST

St Catharine's Holy Communion 2013

Updated: Jul 02, 2013 4:38am CEST

Event Photography - Dance Show: Helmi

Photography of Helmi Dance Show - For Printing - contact George Abdill ...

Updated: Jul 07, 2013 12:07pm CEST

Event Photography - Sopa Senior School Showcase 2013

Sopa Senior School Showcase at St James Cavalier - 2013

Updated: Jul 07, 2013 8:44pm CEST

Throughly Modern Milly Junior

Throughly Modern Milly Junior - by SOPA - School of Performing Arts - ...

Updated: Jul 23, 2013 2:08am CEST

Jesmond

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Moveo Dance Company

Updated: Nov 20, 2013 9:50am CEST

Sweet as Candy

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mu-Danzas Boleras

Tribute to the great artist Sharon Sapienza, 15 - 16 Feb 2014

Updated: Feb 24, 2014 7:58am CEST

Hensel & Gretel (DR) 2013

Hansel And Gretel - Brigitte Gauci Borda School of Dance (Dress rehear ...

Updated: Jul 14, 2014 10:30am CEST

Hansel & Gretel Show 1st day

To order, note down the number of each photography you wish. its writt ...

Updated: Jul 15, 2014 9:41am CEST

Dance Collage Dress rehersal 1

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Updated: Jul 24, 2014 4:22pm CEST

Dance Collage Dress Rehearsal part 2

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Updated: Jul 30, 2014 12:44pm CEST

Dance Collage Performance part 1

First part of Performance photographs. for ordering please take numbe ...

Updated: Aug 03, 2014 11:34am CEST

Dance Collage - Show (Part2)

Final part of Dance Collage - performance photographs. for ordering t ...

Updated: Aug 19, 2014 11:27pm CEST

Just Dance

Pjazza Teatru Rjal - Just Dance - Dancers from the Royal Ballet, Rambe ...

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Dance Collage experimental...

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Ansek

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Mindset

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Aladdin - Dance Show

Dance Academy Malta's January 2015 show - Aladdin. Photos of Saturday ...

Updated: Jan 20, 2015 10:29am CEST

Aladdin Technical Rehearsal

Dance Academy Malta's January 2015 show - Aladdin. Photos of Tech Reh ...

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PresidentDanceSoirée (Rehearsal)

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President'sDance Soiree

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Your Bio

George Abdilla
gabdilla@gmail.com
00356 79760004
00356 21579163






Hello, and welcome to my site.

I offer tailor-made photographic solutions, from General Photography, to Events, Photo sessions, Weddings, and Social, Landscape and Portraiture Photography. I specialise in old photographic process, including Salt, Gum-bicarbonate and Cyanotype printing.

My art – photography, is for me an essential tool to communicate my ideas, my feelings and emotions to the outside world. I started photography when I was around 10, only taking it seriously in my 20’s….I am now in my 40’s and still discovering the beauty of this medium. I use both colour and monochrome media, however I tend to prefer presenting my works in Black & White – believing that by presenting a simplified version of what I imagine; I can better communicate what I am experiencing.

My work has centred mostly on people, man’s interaction with the environment he is in. People doing sport, playing music, working, or walking in the street are among my favourite subjects. These subjects are mostly presented in Black and White images -, images through which I feel what the person was going through whilst playing music, or intricately working, or selling his wares in the street. . In monochrome works, I tend to focus strongly on the subject – surgically cutting it off form the background. I tend to prefer producing dark simple and clean images – which I feel permit me to establish a better contact with my subjects

Some of my works focus on nature, landscapes, seascapes, and nightscapes, often portraying the solitude of the place. These works are mostly presented in colour media, as here I feel the colour contributes to the mood of the image, evoking the warmth, or loneliness and isolation of a place, or the beauty of colours in nature.

Photography is my non verbal means of expression, through which I portray the life, the time, the world as I see it. It often means being in the right space, at the right moment, with the right equipment and the right frame of mind in order to produce the right image capturing and communicating the passion and emotion and unique essence of the moment without invading the human circumference. I try to present my works in a way that makes me feel as if I am there, perceiving the ambiance, the excitement, the glow or the gloom of the subject.


George


QUALIFICATIONS

Currently reading for a Masters in Fine Arts in Digital Arts researching and writing on old photographic processes.

LMPA - Licentiate of the Masters Photographers Association, UK

AMIPP - Associate of the Malta Institute of Professional Photography

ASWPP - Associate of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photography



CERTIFICATES

Photo Essentials 2010

Monochrome Photography (1998)

Overseas Photo Training (1998)

Polaroid Professional Photography (1997)

Photography (1997)

Wedding Videography and Photography (1994)

Video Journalism (1993 – 1994)

Basic Video Techniques and Documentaries (1992 – 1993)



MEMBER

International Freelance Photographers Organisation (1996 – present)

The Master Photographers Association, UK (1998 - 2000)

Malta Photographic Society (1991 – Present)

Malta Institute of Professional Photography (1995 – present)

Institute of Videography, Malta (1993 – 1996)

Society for Wedding and Portrait Photography (2011 - Present)



WORK ENGAGEMENTS

Freelance photojournalist, portrait and social photographer (1992 – 1999)(2008 - )

The People Enterprises photojournalist, supervisor of photography and laboratory section, (1997 – 1998)



COMPETITIONS

6th Malta International Photographic Exhibition

Valle Verde - Sicily 2011

Val de Lodo - Italy - 2010 - 2nd Prize

Annual Club Competition (1996 - 1997) 1st Prize

31st Open Annual Competition (1996) 1st Prize

30th Open Annual Competition (1995) Certificate of Merit

Dunhill Photographic Competition (1994) Honourable Mention

Games of the Small States of Europe, Malta (1993) 1st Prize



EXHIBITIONS

"Portraits in Jazz" - 1st Solo Exhibition - 2012

APS Bank - 2013

Notte Bianca - Valletta - 2011, 2012

6th Malta International Photographic Exhibition - 2011

Street Life - Sicily 2011

The Square Exibition, (2009)

Malta Tourism Authority, (2008)

UHM "Health and Safety" Exhibitions, (2008)

The Master Photographers Association, UK (1998 - 2000)

Malta Photographic Society (1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2012, 2013)

The Malta Photographic Art Collection (1996)


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http://www.visitmalta.com http://www.swpp.co.uk/members/Abdilla118373.htm