Hi, I’m Gavin an award winning midlands-based portrait photographer. I’m self taught and specialise in intimate portraits with musicians and models. Im currently based in Northampton which is roughly 1 hour North of London and work on a freelance basis. I’m available for any kind of portrait or people-related project. My regular work includes DJ / artist portraits, corporate headshots and behind-the-scenes stills.
I come from a graphic design background with over 20 years design experience but I first picked up a camera back in 2006. I started off shooting within the Drum and Bass scene, a scene that has played a big part in my life from the mid 90’s to today. Jungle / Drum and Bass is a lively, vibrant dance scene with dark sweaty clubs to large festivals and arenas. I fast became a well known face within the Drum and Bass world for capturing the raw, uncompromising underground rave scene at its best. This led to me working with most of the biggest DJ’s, MC’s and record labels in DnB, being resident photographer for Random Concept, Slammin Vinyl and Ram Records plus I was given the opportunity to go on the road capturing unseen moments with the biggest of them all, Andy C.
I now work with everyone from new talent to more established artists, making portraits for advertising and promotional use.
Aside from commissioned work I’m currently working on several personal projects, one of which is a set of portraits of the people making a difference in my home town. It’s called ‘Place Where We Dwell’ and I plan to have my first solo exhibition at the end of this year.
New York Times, Mixmag, NME, The Guardian, The Sun, Knowledge mag, Alan Moore's Dodgem Logic, Independent Photographer Portrait annual
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
Finalist in the Independent Photographer Portrait awards June 2019
First prize Art Series LICA (London International Creatives Award) for Alan Moore's Dodgem Logic Photo story 'The Possibility of Intelligent Life on Another World'
Awarded Portfolio of the month by Adobe for February 2017
Relentless gallery in Soho London at an exhibition for live music photography curated by the editor of Q magazine among other industry experts.
Autonomy Music group