In 2002 Gem Rey studied a diploma in “Practical & Advanced Photography” in the stunning landscapes of Aotearoa, New Zealand. It was here that her infinite passion for photography and film really started to flourish. The people, the culture, nature and the music scene simply captivated her spirit and fuelled her soul. She was awarded ‘top portfolio’ for her photography course. Life has been exciting roller coaster of a ride ever since. “Doing that diploma was one of the best things I’ve ever done. My New Zealand tutor Mel Philips is a constant inspiration to me everyday in all I do.” ~ Gem Rey
Coming back to her roots, Gem Rey flew back to London and spent 10 years working along side talented food photographer “Ian O’Leary”. Located in a beautiful top floor studio in Soho.
Now a fully independent professional freelance photographer with at least 20 years of experience, Gem Rey has photographed some of the world’s most iconic musicians, producers and artists, including “Her Majesty The Queen”. Based in London and Amersham, Buckinghamshire offering both studio photography and location photography.
When William Orbit invites you to attend his private launch for his album release with Warner Music and Dolby Atmos, you know it’s going to be an evening to remember! A greatly talented producer and artist. As for the sound? Simply perfect.
During the pandemic Gem Rey wanted to reach out do something to help the music industry so she made a film for Dub Pistol “Barry Ashworth” and “Tonic Music For Mental Health”. Mr Ashworth organised a charity wing walk and persuaded 18 fellow rockers to join the fund raising. Each of them strapped themselves to a plane raising £36,000.00 for mental health in the music industry. Bez, Happy Monday’s among the perfectly wonderful crew. The film was met with welcome arms as this is not an easy topic to talk about and face. Following on from this, “Tonic Music For Mental Health” have also worked with Gem Rey as she created the film, “In The Green Room” at The 100 Club, London. The film’s purpose was to raise awareness about the benefits of the Tonic Rider.
Gem Rey has a growing collection of incredibly beautiful limited edition mixed media art pieces.
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