Gavin Beckford is a Jamaican photographer, with an international soul.
Raised in Stony Hill, Gavin was surrounded by lush vegetation and stunning views of the Blue Mountain range and Kingston. Growing up in a community with few children of his age, he spent many days on his own, devouring the images in the piles of National Geographic, Time, and Newsweek magazines, which his father collected.
“In my pre-teen years, I was fascinated by the magnificent landscapes, intriguing photojournalism, and the ability of the images to convey the mood and circumstances, even when the subject matter was beyond me at the time”.
“I was exposed to photography at a very early age, progressing from many 110 cameras, to 35 mm SLRs, and to my current love, digital photography. Though he prefers not to be limited by genre, his images taken throughout Jamaica, Europe, and the USA reflect a penchant for Street Photography, Portraiture, Event Photography, and Landscapes.
Gavin believes that beyond the technical photography skills, it is the vision, patience, personality, and curiosity of the photographer that causes an image to resonate with one’s soul.
“I strive to capture the important scenes that may otherwise be taken for granted. It also give me great pleasure to remind people of how beautiful they are, if they can trust me for a few minutes in front of the camera.”
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