'Gavin Evans creates images that challenge, question and provoke. Like his work Gavin is passionate, unequivocal and forceful in his beliefs' Hungry Eye Magazine. 'Auteur' (Professional Photographer) and taker of 'Iconic' images (British Journal of Photography). Diary of a Leveller with a camera.
The showmen have pitched-up on the Meadows. These fairground folk are fair folk- don't call them travellers- they are showmen. Under the stewardship of father and son team, John and Jordan Evans (no relation to me) are bringing all the fun of the fair to the Edinburgh locals.
A retrospective of the world of legendary French circus Archaos was launched tonight as part of the Mayor's Thames Festival. My work is the centre piece of the show but I couldn't afford the fare to London to give a first hand account of the audience's reaction. I'd have liked to meet the old performers again and recollect the days of diesel fumes and cunning stunts.
The following is a selection of press/ publicity cuttings featuring my images: