Gillian Bolsover : visual journalist
Currently in London, England.
gillianbolsover@yahoo.com
077.963.000.91 (UK) 919.373.4010 (USA)

I left home too early in the morning Saturday to go down to the river and photograph people in gorilla suits running a 7k to raise awareness about the plight of endangered mountain gorillas. Photographing the run itself, it was hard to make a different looking picture but I really enjoyed meeting participants after the run ended.

Gillian Bolsover - Gorilla Run Rest

September 26, 2009 - Amanda Gott rests in her gorilla suit after completing a 7k run to raise awareness about the plight of endangered mountain gorillas. While many participants changed out of their suits after the run finished, Gott said she planned to wear her suit home.

Gillian Bolsover - Gorilla Run Band Barking Bateria
September 26, 2009 - Olivier, left, and Jorg, of the band Barking Bateria, rest after performing at the Great Gorilla Run in London. This is the second year that the samba band has performed at the charity run, which raises money for endangered gorillas.

Gillian Bolsover - Great Gorilla Run Mask Suit Barking Bateria Band
September 26, 2009 - Olivier Millier adjusts his gorilla mask.

Gillian Bolsover - Druid Order Fall Equinox Primrose Hill
September 26, 2009 - Dan Cook lies on the floor after completing the 7k Great Gorilla Run in London. The run, which raised money for endangered gorillas, passed by crowded tourist attractions such as the Tate Modern, the Millenium Bridge and Tower Bridge.

I shot my first editorial self-assignment in England today. I was checking out the Time Out listings around 10:45 am and saw that a free equinox celebration was scheduled for 1 pm at Primrose Hill so I threw my camera in my bag and rushed over.

Gillian Bolsover - Druid Order Autumn Equinox Primrose Hill

September 22, 2009 - Bernard Honey blows a trumpet toward the west quarter during an Autumn Equinox Ceremony organized by The Druid
Order on Primrose Hill. The trumpet is blown toward all four cardinal quarters to awaken the spirit of the quarter and announce that the
ceremony is starting.

Gillian Bolsover - Druid Order Autumn Equinox Primrose Hill
September 22, 2009 - Two maidens with flowers in their hair accompany the maiden who announces the comming of fall/autumn.

Gillian Bolsover - Druid Order Fall Equinox Primrose Hill
September 22 , 2009 - Participants hold hands and recite a prayer at the culmination of the ceremony.

Gillian Bolsover - Druid Order Fall Equinox Primrose Hill
September 22 , 2009 - The ceremony was held in celebration of the changing of the seasons.

I developed my first Holga roll, shot on a camera lent to me by my friend Sarah Whitmeyer four years ago. I'm sorry I've never used it before. Especially sorry for stealing it and then not using it.
I'm trying to avoid falling into the trap of thinking that it is wonderful because it is different but there is just so much fun in the simplicity and the unexpexted (read having excuses).

Gillian Bolsover - Eastern European tourists at Vegas hotel.
July 28, 2009 - Tourists in Vegas. They were Eastern European but I can't remember what country.

Gillian Bolsover - Holga yellow flowers monument valley
July 23 , 2009 - Yellow flowers in Monument Valley.

Gillian Bolsover - angel scuplture archie bray garden helena mt
August 21 , 2009 - An angel at the Archie Bray sculpture garden in Helena, MT.

Gillian Bolsover - Dragon Con steampunk hug
Gillian Bolsover - Dragon Con Hunter S Thompson liquor store

September 5 - 7 , 2009 - Two photos from my weekend away at Dragon Con in Atlanta.

Gillian Bolsover - Dancing in Portland
August 21, 2009 - My former roommate and Times Free Press colleague Shane McMillan inspects his car after it started spewing smoke on a
Montana motorway.

Gillian Bolsover - Dancing in Portland
August 12, 2009 - Richie Estey dances to Arabic contemporary music in a park in downtown Portland.
Gillian Bolsover - Portland park smoking book
August 12 , 2009 - Freyja Swanson reads in a park in downtown Portland.
Gillian Bolsover - San Francisco
August 8 , 2009 - San Francisco.
Gillian Bolsover - Old ladies crossing road in San Francisco
August 8 , 2009 - Two ladies cross the street in San Francisco's Mission District.
Gillian Bolsover - Sunroof AC
August 4 , 2009 - Hannah Engelson rides in my car up to San
Francisco, using my air conditioning system.
Gillian Bolsover - Big Sur beach scene.
August 3, 2009 - Big Sur beach scene.
Gillian Bolsover - Ventura beach sand crab search
August 1, 2009 - Noah Laber searches for sand crabs on Ventura Beach.
Gillian Bolsover - Dead pigeon in Las Vegas.
July 28, 2009 - Dead pigeon in Vegas.
Gillian Bolsover - Vegas swimming pool
July 28, 2009 - A girl swims in a pool in Las Vegas.
Gillian Bolsover - Firey Furnace guided walk Arches National Park
July 25, 2009 - Near the end of the guided walk at Arches National Park in Utah.
Gillian Bolsover - Firey Furnace guided walk Arches National Park
July 25, 2009 - Ranger led walk through the Firey Furnace at Arches National Park in Utah.
Gillian Bolsover - Mesa Verde sunlight
July 24, 2009 - Touring the cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde, Colorado.
Gillian Bolsover - Mesa Verde trees blur
July 24, 2009 - Trees at Mesa Verde, Colorado.
Gillian Bolsover - Damien Maloney Morgan Bellinger APAD Tucson parking lot sunset
July 20, 2009 - My new APAD friends Damien Maloney (left) and Morgan Bellinger play in a Tucson, Arizona parking lot at sunset.
Gillian Bolsover - Damien Maloney APAD Tucson the grill
July 20, 2009 - Damien Maloney takes a photo of passing joggers through a window at The Grill in Tucson, Arizona.
Gillian Bolsover - blue sky from car window sun cloud
July 18, 2009 - Blue.
Gillian Bolsover - Car in Juarez, Mexico.
July 18, 2009 - Juarez.
Gillian Bolsover - Big Bend National Park
July 20, 2009 - Big Bend National Park.
Gillian Bolsover - Chisos Mountains Big Bend National Park
July 17, 2009 - Morning at Big Bend National Park.
Gillian Bolsover - Swimming diving Barton Springs Austin Texas TX pool natural
July 13, 2009 - A boy jumps off the diving board at Barton Springs in Austin, Texas.
Gillian Bolsover - Lorraine Motel National Civil Rights Museum Memphis Texas Martin Luther King assassination
July 11, 2009 - Visitors sit on the wall outside the Lorraine Motel (National Civil Rights Museum) in Memphis, Tennessee.
Gillian Bolsover - Frank Gallaugher Asheville North Carolina NC kitchen smoking
July 9, 2009 - Asheville, North Carolina.
Gillian Bolsover - Hope swimming pool summer July 4
July 4 , 2009 - My cousin Hope in the swimming pool.

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