1st Place 2019 / People (Non-Pro)

The Producers

  • Photographer
    Gavin Smart
  • Prizes
    Silver in Advertising/Product, Gold in People/Portrait, 1st place winner in People, Silver in Fine Art/Portrait

A series of character portraits for a theatrical production of Mel Brook's 1967 classic The Producers. The story is set in a Broadway theatre in 1950s New York, and explores timeless themes of aspiration, self-esteem and gender identity. Failed theatrical producer Max Bialystock and his accountant Leo Bloom discover a way to make their fortune by staging the biggest flop that Broadway has ever seen! They enlist the help of Franz Leibkind with his musical "Spring Time for Hitler," one that they are sure is bound to a disaster!

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.