Gareth Surgey

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These are unprecedented times! Since the lockdown I’ve started a new project; to document society as we come to terms with COVID-19. It is the purpose of this project is to chronicle events and environments that are both significant and insignificant but relevant to this historical event as well as everyday life at a local level. These images are part of that project – Lockdown! https://flaneurphotographic.co.uk/projects/society-and-covid-19/

These are unprecedented times! Since the lockdown I’ve started a new project; to document society as we come to terms with COVID-19. It is the purpose of this project is to chronicle events and environments that are both significant and insignificant but relevant to this historical event as well as everyday life at a local level. These images are part of that project – Lockdown! https://flaneurphotographic.co.uk/projects/society-and-covid-19/

These are unprecedented times! Since the lockdown I’ve started a new project; to document society as we come to terms with COVID-19. It is the purpose of this project is to chronicle events and environments that are both significant and insignificant but relevant to this historical event as well as everyday life at a local level. These images are part of that project – Lockdown! https://flaneurphotographic.co.uk/projects/society-and-covid-19/

These are unprecedented times! Since the lockdown I’ve started a new project; to document society as we come to terms with COVID-19. It is the purpose of this project is to chronicle events and environments that are both significant and insignificant but relevant to this historical event as well as everyday life at a local level. These images are part of that project – Lockdown! https://flaneurphotographic.co.uk/projects/society-and-covid-19/

Breakfast of Champions: October 2019, The Coffee Mill Café, West Port Edinburgh. One of my frequent haunts when out taking images in Edinburgh. Inspired by Postcards from Great Britain. This is how I see Britain from a Cultural point, but also landscape, industrial, heritage, people, places, …

Bingo at the Highland Games: July 2019, Burntisland Highland Games, Fife, Scotland. This is my boyhood hometown and this images is very typical of the fair that accompanies the games. Inspired by Postcards from Great Britain. This is how I see Britain from a Cultural point, but also landscape, industrial, heritage, people, places, …

Cafe Life: March 2019, Broughton Street, Edinburgh Sitting outside having coffee “alfresco” in Edinburgh in March is, let’s say, bold, perhaps incongruous with our Scots weather! But, kudos to those who dare. Inspired by Postcards from Great Britain. This is how I see Britain from a Cultural point, but also landscape, industrial, heritage, people, places, …

Life's a Beach: July 2019, Burntisland Beach, Fife, Scotland. This is my boyhood hometown and a place I spent many a summer’s day. I has see a renaissance since the local council tidied up the sea front. Inspired by Postcards from Great Britain. This is how I see Britain from a Cultural point, but also landscape, industrial, heritage, people, places, …

Image from Aberdeen's Nuart project. Artist: Part of a series taken in Aberdeen of the street art scene there, under the Nuart banner. https://flaneurphotographic.co.uk/street-art/

Image from Aberdeen's Nuart project. Artist: Hama Woods Part of a series taken in Aberdeen of the street art scene there, under the Nuart banner. https://flaneurphotographic.co.uk/street-art/

Image from Aberdeen's Nuart project. Artist: Helen Bur Part of a series taken in Aberdeen of the street art scene there, under the Nuart banner. https://flaneurphotographic.co.uk/street-art/

You don't usually see a snow-covered promenade, but folks still went for a stroll. 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 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/

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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