Rich Gilligan

New York, NY

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Rich Gilligan grew up in Dublin, Ireland fascinated with skateboarding and music. He began making his own zines as a teenager and worked as a skate photographer for a variety of publications worldwide. Based in New York, he shoots a wide range of commissioned projects—Adidas, H&M, The New Yorker, Carhartt WIP, T , i-D, Dazed & Confused, and more—while continuing to pursue his personal work.

In what ways does nature inspire or inform your work?

For me Nature is the antidote to all the stress, anxiety and pace of life we live in today. It inspires me to slow down, reflect and let go of all that is not essential to growth.

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