TIFA 2021 Fine Art / Moving Images

28/04/2020 - Apartment Two, Second Floor.

  • Prize
    Gold in Fine Art/Moving Images
  • Jury Top 5 Selection
  • Photographer
    Gavin Smart
  • Technical Info
    Shot At 23.98 Fps In 4k.
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This short piece is a gentle meditation on mental health amidst the challenging times we faced last year (2020), listening to the sound of silence in my own apartment and realising just how loud and challening everyday life can feel. The inspiration behind this videos was drawn from the many moving accounts of individuals who battle issues of mental health or grief, often they describing their hardest experiences as all the little moments in between: the silence they hear first thing in the morning or last thing at night, for example, when we are alone with only our own thoughts for company.

Gavin is an award-winning freelance photographer, currently working on a major long-ter commission for The Royal Opera House and The Royal Ballet in London's Covent Garden. He originally trained as a classical and jazz musician at London’s Guildhall School of Music, before moving to Paris as an artisan baker. 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.