Gold 2019 / Nature / Pets

Its Ok.

  • Prizes
    Bronze in Editorial/Photo Essay, Gold in Nature/Pets
  • Photographer
    Gavin Smart

"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 before these issues become a crisis.With over 12.5 million people in UK suffering from mental health issues in the work place and beyond, and it is time to remove the stigma from these problems and to start talking to one another.

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.