I just like skies: - Garvin Sewell
Garvin’s journey was a very personal and intimate one in which he used significant events in his life and his acquisition of an eclectic mix of cameras as milestone to guide us from his the moment he made the decision to embrace photograph through to his current areas of interest and expertise.
Using a series of images, he introduced us to his first camera, a Boots 110 which he used to keep a promise he made to himself as a young man to make a full and complete record of his life and the things he holds dear.
As his knowledge, confidence and ability grew, he captured his world using a variety of cameras including a Practika BC1, a Minolta Dynax 7000i, a Lubitel 166B and his first of many Canons, the EOS 1000F.
Lake many of us, after vowing never to desert the medium of film, he was finally bitten by the digital bug when he was seduced by, and blew a small fortune on a Minolta Dimage 7, arguably the world’s first practicable digital camera.
From then it was a small step to his total conversion to the Canon DSLR, including a special mention to the love of his life (sorry Pam), the Canon D40.
Garvin illustrated the talk using a series of images he had taken throughout the years, each and every one of which was a record or a reminder, of special memories or moments.
Throughout the evening, the one thing shone out was Garvin's infectious enthusiasm for photography as he went on to share images of the places he loves, the techniques he uses and his use of imagery to document his passion for live music.