2020 / People / Self-Portrait

Self-Portrait, Covid 19 Lock Down, Week 2.

  • Photographer
    Gavin Smart

As a freelance photographer and creative, like many across the UK and worldwide, I am now currently out of work due to the COVID pandemic. I'm facing what could potentially be many months of cancelled work and financial uncertainty. This takes a heavy toll on mental health, causing feelings of fear, anxiety, isolation and loneliness. I offer up this image to help and share with others who find themselves in a similar position, fighting their own personal struggles, that you are not alone in these difficult times.

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.