In a world where everyone's a photographer here's one to see before you lose sight...
Gavin Evans doesn’t conform to the conventions of the portrait photographer. He plays no part in perpetuating the myth that the portraitist has a divine gift- the ability to capture the subjects’ essence. In his images we see the inextricable link between artist and subject. Both personalities reside within the frame. His images are explosively passionate, provocative and beautiful in their visceral honesty. Malevolence and threat shadow a humour that invites us to look closer. Celebrity is debunked and humanity celebrated.
Gavin Evans's world of contemporary culture encompasses artists as iconic and diverse as: David Bowie, Bjork, Terry Gilliam, Daniel Craig, Nick Cave, Harvey Keitel, Gary Oldman and the Wu-Tang Clan. His collaborations with Javier De Frutos, Carlos Acosta, Robert Lepage, Fuerzabruta, DV8, Rufus Norris and Tom Morris have firmly established him on the world stage of contemporary arts and culture.
Gavin is recognised for his uncompromising take on photography - he's a leveller with a camera. He refuses to accept or perpetuate the simplistic doctorines of portraiture or enforce stereotyped ideals of beauty. Gavin reveres and celebrates likeness, commonality and familiarity - qualities reviled by the arbiters of celebrity culture.
Here you'll find an introduction to the 'biopic' series featuring his legendary shoot with Iggy Pop and the remarkable sessions with Glasgow Big Issue vendor - Barrie Greenan.
Access Gavin's personal projects - 'dis' with original texts by Arthur Miller, Joseph Brodsky and Wole Soyinka. Cross boundaries with 'touch' where the subject has a hand in creating their image - literally.…Read More