Jeffrey Garriock

Hailing from Toronto, Ontario, Jeff is a travel & documentary Cinematographer and Photographer focused on telling stories, amplifying voices, and bringing new perspectives to people from all over the world.

Whether meeting the contemporary workers of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant or spreading the word on the evolution of Basketball in Africa, Jeff spends his time lensing a variety of diverse stories for both motion and still applications.

Jeff has practised photography and video for over ten years, in both commercial, corporate, documentary, and personal projects. Working in video, over the past several years he’s incorporated photography centrally into his work. Creating ambassadors for the polar regions, highlighting the needs of grassroots organizations, and helping to tell unusual stories are the central themes of his work.

A woman spins lotus fibres into thread to create the most expensive textile on earth, Inle Lake, Myanmar.

Jeff is a Toronto-based cinematographer and photographer specializing in travel and documentary work. Since transitioning from working in sports, Jeff has never looked back and now works as a documentary and commercial cinematographer with worldwide brands such as G Adventures, Rolex, and Spinmaster to help tell important stories.

As the head of the video team at Photographers Without Borders, Jeff (along with PWB founder Danielle Da Silva) oversees the production of 6 short documentary films each year, highlighting the efforts of grassroots NGOs around the world, the issues they face, and the solutions they work towards. He has worked in over 50 countries, on issues ranging from wildlife conservation to empowering youth, climate science, and holistic community development.

Jeff also spends time as the photographer-in-residence aboard a polar expedition ship, shooting in Svalbard, coastal Norway, and the Antarctic peninsula to help provide a glimpse into some of earths most remote and inaccessible regions. As an affiliate of Ice Alive, he helps bridge the gap between art and science to bring a better understanding of our world to a wider audience. Specializing in underwater shooting, as a diver Jeff is able to lend his unique skillset to projects requiring eyes beneath the waves.

A humpback whale shows its flukes before diving into the warm waters of Inhambane, Mozambique.

Storytelling is central to all aspects of his work, and he takes special pleasure in showing another side of issues people have made up their minds on. Whether it’s redefining what it means to be a refugee, redefining what life looks like in the polar regions, or showing another side of a community living with the stigma and difficulties of nuclear fallout, Jeff wants you to think twice about anything you think you know. Uncertainty is one of life’s great pleasures, and one of the greatest opportunities in which to learn.