“I probably spend more time looking at photographs than I do actually taking them. My shelves at home are lined with photography books. The work of the so-called master photographers – and the less heralded – have always been a source of reassurance and stimulation for my own photography. Photographers such as Elliott Erwitt, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Mario Giacomelli were all early points of inspiration. More recently I’d add Saul Leiter and Sergio Larrain but I have no exact list for inspiration. Street photography for me is an instinctive urge and after nearly thirty years of wandering with my camera, it still remains about staying curious and inspired – and then looking for the luck”
David Gibson worked for several years as a Residential Social Worker before pursuing photography full-time in 1994. In 2002 he completed an MA in Photography: History and Culture at the London College of Printing. David leads Street Photography workshops in London and other cities worldwide. Increasingly he is also a writer on photography: The Street Photographer’s Manual was published by Thames and Hudson in 2014 and a second book, 100 Great Street Photographs was published by Prestel in 2017.