Gareth Surgey

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Between 1922 and 1923 a seawall and esplanade (the Prom) were constructed along the sea front of the town (Kirkcaldy), It provides a popular place for locals to walk and enjoy the spectacular sea views. You don't usually seen a snow covered promenade, but folks still went for a stroll. These images capture something of how the folks of the town use this public area. https://flaneurphotographic.co.uk/projects/promenade-life/

Between 1922 and 1923 a seawall and esplanade (the Prom) were constructed along the sea front of the town (Kirkcaldy), It provides a popular place for locals to walk and enjoy the spectacular sea views. These images capture something of how the folks of the town use this public area. https://flaneurphotographic.co.uk/projects/promenade-life/

Between 1922 and 1923 a seawall and esplanade (the Prom) were constructed along the sea front of the town (Kirkcaldy), It provides a popular place for locals to walk and enjoy the spectacular sea views. These images capture something of how the folks of the town use this public area. https://flaneurphotographic.co.uk/projects/promenade-life/

Part of a series taken in the Revolution Barbers in Kirkcaldy - a study of people and their working environment. This is Mark, the owner, all 'duded up'. https://flaneurphotographic.co.uk/projects/the-barbershop/

Part of a series taken in the Revolution Barbers in Kirkcaldy - a study of people and their working environment. This is a graffiti artist 'redecorating' the interior of the shop. https://flaneurphotographic.co.uk/projects/the-barbershop/

Part of a series following the progress of a local band. This images was part of a shot in the local barbershop! https://flaneurphotographic.co.uk/projects/easy-ride/

Part of a series taken of Adam in and around Edinburgh. He’s an interesting character and I was pleased when I approached him and he said yes to this project. https://flaneurphotographic.co.uk/further-genres/portraiture/adam/

In the library at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. This might be the start of a series of how we use our (free) galleries and museums https://flaneurphotographic.co.uk/in-the-street/gallery-life/

Edinburgh in August is one of the best places in the world for Street photography. This is part of a series on the Edinburgh Festival. https://flaneurphotographic.co.uk/in-the-street/edinburgh-festival-life/

Waverley Station provides some interesting opportunities and whether the Festival is in town or not Edinburgh is a great place for street photography. This part of a series on Street Photography in Edinburgh https://flaneurphotographic.co.uk/in-the-street/edinburgh-street-life/

Café scenes provide a rich vain for the street photographer and in August in Edinburgh there are plenty of opportunities. This is part of a series on the Edinburgh Festival. https://flaneurphotographic.co.uk/in-the-street/edinburgh-festival-life/

Never a dull moment at Pride Edinburgh. Something I try to do is engage my 'subjects' in conversation, but this individual was having none of it. This part of a series on Street Photography in Edinburgh. https://flaneurphotographic.co.uk/in-the-street/edinburgh-street-life/

The folks at Pride Edinburgh are very approachable and happy for me taking an image of them. This lad was no exception and was willing to pose. This part of a series on Street Photography in Edinburgh https://flaneurphotographic.co.uk/in-the-street/edinburgh-street-life/

In the late summer of 2017 I started a project with the Kirkcaldy Amateur Operatic Society (KAOS) to record their production of Top Hat from rehearsals through to the stage performance. This is a photographic essay of their journey from practice to perfection! https://flaneurphotographic.co.uk/projects/kaos/

Edinburgh and Leith have some stunning architecture, but there's also the 'mistakes' of the 60s and 70s. This is part of a series on Architecture. https://flaneurphotographic.co.uk/further-genres/architecture/

Gareth Surgey

Hi I’m Gareth, born and bred in Fife, I’ve lived most of my life in the Lang Toon of Kirkcaldy.

Professionally I’m a high school teacher and that’s how I pay for this, my hobby and passion – taking photographs.

My current areas of interest are street photography / photojournalism / reportage, in particular recording local events and people doing their thing. I try to find something interesting in everyday places and events, I’m constantly looking for the narrative in my images.

My main sources of inspiration (in no particular order) would have to come from Robert Frank, Garry Winogrand, Don McCullin, Steve McCurry, and Vivian Maier. A special mention must go to Lawrence Watson who gave me some great advice in 2017!

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