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John Gillan has devoted his professional life to this work, instilling awe and inspiration, animating the photo into vital reflections of our journey. His work has graced boardrooms and museums and have been treasured as family heirlooms for 30 years. His work enhances the enduring nature, his subject matter, keeping it alive and serving to inspire for tomorrow.

John Gillan is widely known for his outstanding achievements and unique vision as a professional architectural and interior photographer. His assignments range from lush resorts, residential and hospitality properties to aviation, healthcare and educational facilities. Gillan is also equipped to photograph construction documentation and all aspects of the building process. His work is used for award packages, project sheets, websites, trade show displays, brochures and print advertising.

John Gillan offers the highest in professionalism, and is dedicated to enhancing and preserving the moment. No shot is out of reach, no angle unattainable.

Buildings are monuments to our entrepreneurial existence, the creation of these structures from drawings, to the installation of the first girder, to the sun glistening off its polished steel and glass, harkens back to our pyramid builders.

Gillan is the two time recipient of the American Institute of Architects Architectural Photographer of the Year Award and several Addy awards. Gillan created the photography for the award winning book and exhibit, Places In Time Historic Architecture and Landscapes of Miami and the Historic Ted Smallwood Store Old Indian Trading Post Traveling Exhibit. Both feature the architecture of these special south Florida places and convey a message about Florida's heritage and the importance of historic preservation.

In 1989, Gillan received a grant from the Florida Humanities Council which funded a two year, nine museum tour and lecture series of the Historic Ted Smallwood Store Old Indian Trading Post.

Since 1986, John Gillan is president of south Florida based John Gillan Photography, Inc. and creates images of architecture, interiors, resorts, landscapes and people on location for advertising , annual reports and publication.

From concept to creation, no matter what the subject - be it architecture, interiors, corporate identity, advertising, pristine landscapes, people or historic, John Gillan takes great care in communicating his vision to create unforgettable impressions.


American Airlines Admiral's Club, Hotel Victor Thompson Hotels, Fisher Island Private Resort, Deering Bay Golf and Tennis Club, Busch Gardens, Vanderbilt Mansion Restaurant, Hollywood Casino, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Premier Cruise Line, Marriott Costa Rica, Marriott Hotel Corp., Ritz Carlton Hotels, Pier 66, Jack Jackson's Restaurant, Firehouse 4, Registry Resort, The Tides Hotel, The Four Seasons, JW Marriott, Marriott Waterside, Cheeca Lodge, The Biltmore Hotel Coral Gables, Key Colony Key Biscayne

Miami Motor Sports, Florida Power and Light Co., Port of Miami, Kellstrom, Tecota Technology Center of the Americas, Coleman FCC Prison, Beacon Centre, Miami International Airport, Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park, USSI, Vistakon

Baptist Health South Florida, Kendal Regional Medical, Bayfront Medical Center, Coral Gables Medical, Phoebe Putney Memorial, Cedars Medical, Ryder Childcare, Indian River Medical, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Jupiter Medical, Wake Med, Memorial Hospital West, Breast Cancer Center, South Miami Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Eye Surgeons of Hollywood, Mariners Hospital, Homestead Hospital

Memorial Woods, Front Porch, The Palace, Manor Care, Deer Creek, Fountainview, Lincoln Heights, Woodlands, Park Lane

Fisher Island, Turnberry Isle, Deering Bay, The Point, Portofino, The Aragon, Townsend Place, Grand Bay, Lincoln Property Company, Continental Homes, The Floridian, The Ocean Club, Grove Hill Tower, G.L.Homes, Sunrise Harbor, The Hamptons, The Peninsula, The Oaks, Aquazul, The Paramount at Lake Eola and many private homes

University of Miami, Miami Dade College, Florida International University, Central Florida Elementary and Middle Schools, Ernest Graham Elementary, DDD School, BCC Downtown, Holmes Elementary, DDD School, West Regional Library, South Regional Library, Frost Museum, FIU College of Nursing

Pro Shops, Cocowalk, Courtrooms, Banking Facilities, Joe Robbie Stadium, Ked's, Steelcase, Jones Lang LaSalle, Crescent Realty, Codina Group, Beacon Centre, North Miami Police Department, St. John Neumann Church, Holy Rosary Church, Barnes & Noble, Villa Vizcaya, NCL, Cambridge Technology Partners, Luminaire, Nine West, Planet Hollywood, Northern Trust Bank, First Union, Republic Industries Corporate Offices, Merrick Place, Motorola, Prudential, Aventura Mall, ADT Security, Miami International Airport, Cape Coral City Hall, Commerce Bank, Eastern National Bank, Delloite & Touche, Duane Morris Hecksher, Design West, United Way,Toyota, Merrill Lynch, Barclays Financial Center, MTV, Naples Bandshell, Techota, Thrifty Rent A Car System, Black & Decker, City Furniture, The Sports Authority

Architectural Record, Architectural Digest, Sports Illustrated, Golf Digest, Modern Healthcare, Suncoast, Florida Architect, Florida Design, Casa Estilo, Black's Guide, FOCUS, Ocean Drive, Fashion Spectrum, Banking Strategies, Florida Heritage, Network Computing, Architecture, Natural Health, Photo Imagen, TEST, FLArchitecture, Historic Preservation, House of Business, Human Resources Magazine, City & Shore

2005 Architectural Photographer of the Year American Institute of Architects
2002 Gold Award-Foreword Magazine Book of the Year
1998 Best of Show ADDY
1994 Architectural Photographer of the Year American Institute of Architects
Award of Excellence-Places in Time Historic Architecture and Landscapes of Miami
1989 FHC Grant for Historic Smallwood Store Traveling exhibit