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Gold 2019 Nature / Pets

Its Ok

  • Photographer
    Gavin Smart
  • Prize
    Gold in Nature / Pets

"However you feel, it's OK to say..." A gentle meditation on loneliness, isolation and depression. The project hopes to promote understanding and education towards mental health problems; to create a culture of caring for those struggling with these issues, before they become a crisis.

Gavin is an award-winning freelance photographer and digital assistant based in Edinburgh, working throughout the UK and beyond. He originally trained as a classical and jazz musician at London’s Guildhall School of Music, before moving to Paris as an artisan baker, working with leading French boulangerie Eric Kayser. His photographic work is as diverse as his background, telling thought-provoking stories through creative imagery. He draws particular inspiration from the art, design and photography that he was exposed to during his time in Paris.