Having served a career in the British Armed Forces, I decided to step out from the restrictions of social norms and forge a new career. One of love and passion, photography no longer being a hobby nor just another job, but a lifestyle made by my own choosing.
Drawing inspiration from life's experiences; from the green fields of rural Essex as a boy to the turbulent sands of the Middle East as a soldier, I have gained an eye for life. Always moving and learning as I have traversed the continents, discovering anew for myself and within. Striving to capture the world that surrounds me, wherever I may be, as I see it. Resulting in a love for travel photography and visual cultures.
Now based in South London, I have been exploring myself and my practice through both film and digital mediums. Working under the pseudonym of ‘Hugh Gary’, an unlikely name acquired through my travels where ‘Gareth’ is often hard to pronounce, outside of the English-speaking world. Focusing on documenting my various solo bicycle explorations around the world, using conventional cameras along with an infrared camera. When not exploring I use my experiences and insights to highlight life’s narratives, telling the stories with the aid of Lego mini-figures.
Gaining a BA (Hons) in Photography along with an ARPS distinction from the Royal Photographic Society, has shown me the importance of art and culture in our societies. This has led me to broaden my practice to education, sharing my passion and experiences in educating the next generation of photographers.