Christopher Gentile is an experienced commercial photographer.
Commercial photographer Christopher Gentile grew up in Prince Edward County along the shores of Glenora before embarking on a career in the commercial television industry in Toronto.
In the early days, some career highlights included working with Jim Henson and Frank Oz and the Muppet gang. Later he became the Head of Production for McWaters Vanlint, one of the largest commercial film companies in Toronto at the time. There he worked for several years alongside master cinematographer Derek Vanlint, who famously shot Ridley Scott’s Alien.
Gentile traveled and produced television commercials around the world, before turning to directing for the next 20 years, starting with videos for Blue Rodeo followed by years of A list commercials. Finally, Gentile’s passion for still photography took over. Now, after working for 20 years as a successful commercial photographer with his own studio in Toronto, he has returned home.
Gentile’s recent passion for sunsets and sunrises has become another way for him to balance out his photography. Working in the studio Gentile can control the lighting and how long the sun stay’s out. Nature is not so accommodating, and requires you to wait for that perfect moment.