Gareth Surgey

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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/

This is an image of a man and child (assumption – father and child) taking advantage of the steps leading down from the prom to the shore. 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/

This is an image of local kids taking advantage of the prom’s safe cycling environment and using one of the slipways to ride down to the shore. 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/

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/

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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