Artist of the moment….Ormand Gigli

Ormand Gigli is a world renown American photographer born in New York city in the year 1925.

price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $50,000.

Gigli became famous on the national scene after his celebrity images of stars from the 1950s like Sophia Loren.

He work was in magazines Life, Time, Paris Match, and Saturday Evening Post.

A link to the website of Ormond Gigli.

The artist also shot images of Broadway stars.

His famous image Girls in the Windows won several international photography awards. Its by far the most recognized image taken by the artist. The story behind the image is that the building was located behind the artist’s studio and was going to be demolished. Gigli then had a vision of what he wanted from the photograph. The next day he shot the image and the day after that the building was demolished. The piece involved directing 43 women how to pose!

Most of his works are taken around New York City.

Gigli is perhaps best known for one image, ” Girls in Windows.” In this clip we revisit this image. Ormond himself appears at 48 seconds into the clip.

During the 1970s and 1980s Gigli focused on using his photography for commercial advertising. He found great success in this endeavor.


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