Giles McGarry (LRPS) is an international award winning amateur photographer from Suffolk in the UK. He has had a number of images published in magazines and books and recently won a Silver Medal at the International Photography Awards (2011).
All the images on this site are for sale as limited edition prints in various sizes, all printed as Giclees on Fine Art paper. If you’d like to purchase any of the photographs please contact Giles via the contact page.
Today my life is hectic; long hours and hard work. My photography is my escape.
The common fly can see things five times faster than we can, they buzz around all the time busying themselves with whatever they do. I feel like a fly sometimes. Imagine what it would be like to slow everything down, what that might look like.
Recently this is what I have tried to do with my photography, slow things down, calm things down – see what cannot be seen. This is my antidote to my day to day life.
It hasn’t always been like this; I started my photography journey combining my love of motorsport with photography and pursued that for a couple of years learning all of the time – trying to capture that moment. I would go to a race meeting and take hundreds of shots, get home and meticulously sift through them. I found myself sifting through the same shots over and over again. My hobby mimicked my day job. So I ended that chapter with a book of images and looked for other inspiration.
This is when I discovered the work of Michael Kenna and the more I looked the more I realised I could escape too.
No doubt this chapter will one day stop and I will move onto other things, but for now my fascination is with speed, and the slower the better.