Gilbert's combination of refined skills and artistic sensitivity has won him acclaim in his native Netherlands and in the competitive world of international fashion. A polymath, Gilbert is an accomplished classical musician and worked as an aerospace scientist, software creator and filmmaker before embracing his true métier in photography. He is a purist who insists on authenticity in his images. "It is not technically difficult to make a good photo," he says, "but an exceptional photo requires emotion and this can only occur when the photographer engages with his model."
Recently Gilbert has been inspired to explore new ways to connect his work to the user by merging his expertise in software creation with his work in photography and film. In marrying image with technology he is creating new and intriguing interactive digital platforms through which his clients engage their audience in a more meaningful and modern approach/fashion/connection.