Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth


Getting to Know – Noir

Lately I’ve been looking at more black and white photography to see what others see.  I consider myself someone who works primarily in color but I really adore black and white and I love it even more when it’s someone who is unique and talented like Gavin from Noir.

I asked Gavin if he’d be interested in doing one of my interviews and he graciously accepted.  The first thing I was attracted to is the “apparent” simplicity of his work, but the more I saw it, the more I realized what a great eye he has and how he uses light in such a great way.  The images have a sort of “smoothness” about them that I just love.  I asked Gavin to pick the photos he’d like to share with you, leaving me one pick.  I know you will all wonder which one I picked but hey, a bit of mystery is kind of fun don’t you think?  Gavin is like no one else I’ve seen and I hope you enjoy the way he sees our world as much as I do.

Interview with Gavin from Noir:

1)  What part of the world do you call home?

Australia. (South Australia – Adelaide City)

2)  How long have you been taking photos and what inspired you to start photography?

June 2009.  Before this I had no interest in photography.  I was a victim of crime (at the time) and needed to get evidence for police.  My mobile phone took crap photos so I bought a cheap point and shoot camera, about $120.  I soon discovered I enjoyed it and had a flare for it as well.  I soon started taking pictures of rust and anything “grungy”.  This is what became my ‘trademark’ sedge808 for several years.  I then got a bit sick of rust and branched out into street photography and night photography.  Several friends were disappointed about my lack of rust, but that’s life.

3)  What do you try to convey with your photography, either in style and/or emotion?

My blog is called Noir mostly because it’s primary content is black & white photography.  But I also wanted to convey ‘film noir’ style to my photography…As you will see many post titled ‘light & shadow’.  This is not always easy to do with every post, but it is what I strive for.  Light & Shadow Post

4)  If you had to choose one lens, which one would it be and why?

I use both a Carl Zeiss lens & prime Canon lenses, but I would love to use Leica lenses.  This would be my choice if I had the money.

5)  Tell us a fun fact about yourself that has nothing to do with photography, but you’d like people to know.

I’m actually rather an eccentric person. Some call me odd, strange, nervous, dark etc. (So most people either accept it or not. There is no in-between).  So knowing me is knowing how silly I can be, and how much fun I like to have.  I’m doing my best to ‘grow up’ but it has taken me time to do so.  They say that abuse & trauma tends to ‘set’ the age of the person in time…so I’m probably still a teenager.  So if you like having fun and being silly, we will probably get on well *:) happy




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