Hello and welcome. I’m Pierre Gautreau. Thanks for taking the time to view my portfolio.
Originally from the East coast of Canada, I moved to Toronto to study acting at Ryerson Theatre School. After a successful run as a professional actor I needed a new creative challenge. What exactly that was I wasn’t sure, but I knew there was something else I was supposed to be doing with my life. Shortly after the birth of my daughter the chance to study photography was graciously placed in my lap. After having been on one side of the camera for so long something just felt right about stepping around to the other side of the lens. After apprenticing for 18 months I began building my business. Most of my friends were actors which meant I had a great talent pool to practice on. Soon after, an agent decided to give me a shot and began sending clients my way for headshots. And as the saying goes…”the rest is history”. Here I am twenty eight years later – I’ve built a thriving business and reputation that I am very proud of. Over the years my client base has expanded to include not only actors of all ages, but models, media personalities, musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, sketch troupes, directors, puppeteers, authors, playwrights, CEOs, entrepreneurs, real estate agents, lawyers, doctors, and the occasional pregnant belly and family pet.
I love what I do but all work and no play makes Pierre a dull boy. My family and I love to travel. A journey to experience a different culture, to attempt a new language, to inhale history or to simply snorkel and soak up the sun rejuvenates the soul. And then there’s music. Music is an integral part of my life. Playing it, writing it or just listening to it – is like recess.
It’s all good. Oh yeah, the foot on the beach is a self portrait.