Greg Williams

Maybe you already know everything about him but I want to introduce to my dear friend, great photographer, director and amazing man Greg Williams.

In 1997 British-born Greg embarked on an assignment for the London Sunday Times Magazine incorporating his love of film into his photography. This project developed into his first book “Greg Williams On Set” (published 2001- Vision On), a reportage photo essay behind the scenes of the British Film Industry. to date Greg has worked as a “Special Photographer” on over 120 films including “King Kong”, “The Talented Mr Ripley”, “The Bourne Ultimatum” and “Attonement”.

Greg’ s photographic style merges reportage together with cinematic lighting and composition.


His reportage on the last 3 James Bond films have led to the publication of his series of “Bond On Set” books. Greg also produced all the posters as well as many of the publicity portraits for “Casino Royale” and “Quantum of Solace”.

Greg describes his time on film Sets as the ultimate photographic education. He learnt his lighting technique from observing many of the worlds finest cinematographers at work and today lights nearly exclusively with film industry lighting as opposed to strobe. He also learnt about giving direction.

As a portrait photographer he has worked with many of the world’s most popular actors including Catherine Zeta Jones, Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, George Clooney, Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Robert Downey Jnr, Keira Knightly and Daniel Craig for such magazines as Vanity Fair, GQ, L’uomo Vogue and Esquire.


In recent years Greg started shooting fashion, mostly for Vogue Italia, for whom he has shot several 20+ page editorials.

Greg has pioneered a technique he calls “Motos” or moving photos, with the use of the Red digital cinema camera. The still frames from this 4K super hi-definition movie camera are good enough quality to run double page spread in a magazine. By creating what looks like a still image the viewer is surprised when the subject suddenly comes to life. The world’s first application of this was seen in the moving posters for “Quantum of Solace”, seen on screens on the London Underground as well as in Times Square and on Hollywood Blvd in LA.

Quantum of Solace

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Dunhill London

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Recently Greg has started to work as a director. Greg wrote, directed and lit “Love me Tender… Or Else”, a short film for Agent Provocateur, which Britain’s News of the World described as the “Worlds Sexiest Advert”.

Love Me Tender… Or Else

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Megan Fox – Esquire – June 2009

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You can look Greg’ s other great works after click here.


Thank you for sharing all of these, these are gonna be my inspiration today. :)


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