Featured Street Photo by Gavin Bragdon
Gavin Bragdon is a Street Photographer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. I have been following Gavin’s work for some time now and I have to say that I like how he uses light to tell his story. He is a master of Flash Street Photography, and this is not an understatement. Along with his brother Gareth, he is one of the best contemporary flash shooters out there at the moment. If you don’t know about Gareth we featured one of his photos a while back. Check it out. Also, be sure to follow the link to the website they share provides below. You will find some interesting work there. Gavin is a member of the Full Frontal Flash collective. Ha has taken part with his work in many exhibitions and has been a finalist in the MSPF 2015 street photography competition.
You can see more of Gavin Bragdon’s photography on his Flickr account at https://www.flickr.com/photos/ennui-burgh/, on his Instagram profile at https://www.instagram.com/gavinbragdon/ and you can learn more about him and his brother on their website at https://www.bragdonbrothers.com.
The light whisperer! Just go through Gavin’s portfolio and you will see why I call him that. An expert in the understanding of light, Gavin has captured a frame, probably passed by hundreds of people every day but only seen by him. In this photograph, we witness what appears to be the remains of a poster in a bus station booth. A partial face of an elderly person is visible. A chin, lips, part of the nose and cheek, but it is clear to the viewer that there used to be a poster of a face. Now ripped off and in tatters, what remains from this poster in combination with the dirty glass, deep shadows and emptiness all around, marks the start of this new and unknown COVID-19 era we are all experiencing. This photograph was made two weeks ago with hashtag #lockdown2020. It sends a message that can be interpreted in many ways. You read mine, so what is yours?
Great job Gavin! Keep it up.
About this weekly feature
As you know, every so often we present a photograph of a Street Photographer on our website. The Street Photographer that gets featured is selected by the Street Hunters team.