Gerald Jenkins is a photographer whose work crosses a variety of photographic styles. As well as commercial work in fashion, beauty and portraiture, Gerald has sold work and exhibited internationally. His editorial credits include work for Vanity Fair, US Esquire and several international Vogue titles. His list of advertising clients includes, amongst others, Stussy, Seimens and Schwartzkopf. In February 2004 the Adelaide Festival in Australia is holding a major exhibition of his images of contemporary Aboriginal culture and Australian landscapes. A book of his backstage rock portraits, spanning 10 years and including the likes of Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue, John Spencer, Gil Scott-Heron and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, is currently in production.
“Finding all of my Grandfathers photographs in a box, neglected at the back of a cupboard during a visit to the family house confirmed my huge sense of purpose with a camera. I had discovered my inheritance. Already with clarity I had chosen photography as my career..with this discovery of these beautiful artifacts I was given confirmation that it is someone of my demeanour who has a responsibility to hold a mirror to society.” – Gerald Jenkins