“A Day In The Life” with visual artist and filmmaker, Edward Gajdel

Born in Europe, residing in the annex, Edward Gajdel was inspired by the great masters of photography. Gajdel’s artistic style is based on formalism and simplicity, emerging as one of the best portrait photographers in the world. His widely acclaimed work has won numerous accolades from various organizations including American Photography, Polaroid and The World Press Organization.

Edward Gajdel has produced work for editorial, advertising, fashion and corporate clients for over forty years. From poets to politicians, his portfolio includes leaders of nations to major Hollywood celebrities.

His work has been published in many prestigious international photographic journals and magazines such as Time, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone and GQ. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Museum of Contemporary Photography and the Royal Ontario Museum as part of their permanent collection titled “Fifty Years of Advertising and Design in Canada”.

Edward Gajdel has been involved in several collaborative short film projects, all recognized at various film festivals, including the Berlin International Film Awards. His most recent collaboration, “Unearthing Ogawa”, which aired on PBS, received two coveted Best Documentary Feature nominations from Australia’s AFIN. Gajdel’s moving images are aspects of a larger vision of portraiture reflecting his non-linear portraits. An amalgamation of his still images and his movement work.

It is worth mentioning that during Eddie’s 45 year prestigious career, he has consistently and generously devoted a portion of his professional practice exclusively to community service. Helping organizations of all types convey their messages in a visually powerful and profound way.

Edward continues to engage in private commissions alongside his documentary work. Her most recent documentary is about the power of resilience. A community project for West Queen West.

Take a break in one of the other offices.
Between tasks, take a break.
Work in the printing room.
Entrance to Edward’s printing room.
Working in his print room
In production in his office
Edouard Gajdel
Staging for the shoot in his studio with his “Big Eddie’s”. Lights he created and built.
Installation in the studio for an interview.
Edouard Gajdel
Talk to someone about their resilience documentary project.


What neighborhood are you in?


What are you doing?

I am a visual artist and documentary filmmaker

What are you currently working on?

A documentary about resilience

Where can we find your work?

My website and instagram

Briana R. Cross