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Gil Zetbase

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== Biography == Gil Zetbase was raised in a traditional middle-class family with his four brothers in northern France. For his 10th birthday, his father gave him his first camera, an Olympus trip 35.

At the age of 16, he stepped behind the lens and became a model for the Glamour agency in Paris.

There, he collaborated with various photographers.

His passion for fashion photography began to emerge, and he focused on what he believed to be the easiest: portraits. He wanted to master everything: lighting, makeup, and more. To achieve this, he started painting and became a student of Michel Deruelle.

== Career == In 1983, he left modeling and makeup behind and settled permanently in Cannes. However, he needed to make a living, so during the summer season, he worked as a waiter, and during the winter, he took on various jobs as a photographer's assistant.

In 1990, he became an entrepreneur in the field of information technology and focused on developing projects abroad.

In 2000, he decided to move to Minsk. At that time, he met Angela Donava, who would later become his wife in 2005.

Driven by their shared passion, they created a company and worked with advertising agencies in Russia and neighboring countries (Lithuania, Latvia, Ukraine), as well as several international companies such as Mercedes-Benz.

In 2013, Gil Zetbase, Angela Donava, and their two children, Lysa and Jules, decided to return to the French Riviera in Cannes, where they established their photographic studio on the Croisette Boulevard, just steps away from the famous red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival.

In 2014 and 2015, he joined the Tour de France Photo association and traveled more than 4,000 km in 16 photo stages in iconic locations (such as the stage at Palais Bulles, the residence of renowned fashion designer Pierre Cardin).

For the 70th anniversary of the Cannes International Film Festival, Gil Zetbase was acclaimed by the magazine of the Palais des Festivals (Cannes is yours) to create its cover and retrace the festival's legendary years through a fashion production spanning eight pages.

From 2014 to 2017, Gil Zetbase produced over 40 magazine covers and more than 300 fashion publications for magazines such as L'Officiel Russe, Cote Magazine, Bereg, Monte-Carlo Society, Chasseur d'images, and Vogue Italia.

He staged personalities for his fashion productions, including Paris Hilton, Chantal Thomass, Caroline Scheufele, Victoria Bonya, Martin Solveig, Ben Vautier, Timati, Victoria Silvstedt, Tonya Kinzinger, Myriam Charleins, Jaclyn Jose (winner of the 2016 Best Actress award), Joseph Jackson, Hatem Ben Arfa, Angela Donava, and Princess Charlene of Monaco, Charlene Wittstock.


Gil Zetbase's photographs are characterized by a colorful and pop art-influenced style. He combines portraits of his subjects with primary colors to create artworks exhibited between Saint-Tropez and Monaco.


The project advocated by Gil Zetbase is using photography as a means to combat burnout. The concept of "You are beautiful" involves analog treatment of portraits of his circle, shared on Instagram.


  • 2013: Exhibition "Once upon a time, the Christmas tales" at Galeries Lafayette in Paris (November-December 2013).
  • 2013-2014: Mercedes-Benz Cannes Exhibition (December 2013 - April 2014).
  • 2014: Jumping Longines Cannes 2014 Exhibition (June 2014).
  • 2016: Exhibition in Monaco in the presence of Prince Albert II, paying tribute to Michel Roger, former Prime Minister of Monaco (December 2016).
  • 2016-2017: Novotel Monaco Exhibition featuring a presentation of pop art (September 2016 - March 2017).
  • 2016-2017: Exhibition at Carré d'or gallery in Monaco paying homage to David Bowie (December 2016 - January 2017).
  • 2017: Palm Beach Cannes Exhibition with a pop art theme (May-June 2017).

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