Biography

Having served a career in the British Armed Forces, I decided to step out from the restrictions of social norms and forge a new career. One of love and passion, photography no longer being a hobby nor just another job, but a lifestyle made by my own choosing. 

Drawing inspiration from life's experiences; from the green fields of rural Essex as a boy to the turbulent sands of the Middle East as a soldier, I have gained an eye for life. Always moving and learning as I have traversed the continents, discovering anew for myself and within. Striving to capture the world that surrounds me, wherever I may be, as I see it. Resulting in a love for travel photography and visual cultures. 

Now based in South London, I have been exploring myself and my practice through both film and digital mediums. Working under the pseudonym of ‘Hugh Gary’, an unlikely name acquired through my travels where ‘Gareth’ is often hard to pronounce, outside of the English-speaking world. Focusing on documenting my various solo bicycle explorations around the world, using conventional cameras along with an infrared camera. When not exploring I use my experiences and insights to highlight life’s narratives, telling the stories with the aid of Lego mini-figures.

Gaining a BA (Hons) in Photography along with an ARPS distinction from the Royal Photographic Society, has shown me the importance of art and culture in our societies. This has led me to broaden my practice to education, sharing my passion and experiences in educating the next generation. Gaining a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the Institute of Education at University College London in 2019. DegreeArt.com are currently representing me with photographic sales.

Gareth Sell  BA (Hons), ARPS

Exhibitions

  • "Transition" at Trinity Art Gallery with DegreeArt | 4th Feb - 21st March 

  • "Transition" in 'Signature Art Prize' at Bankside Hotel | 31st Jan 2018

  • "Beast" in 'One Festival of Homeless Arts' | Oct 2018

  • "Transition" in 'Free Range' at The Old Truman Brewery | 28th Jun 2018

  • "Water" with London Photo Festival | 17th-19th May 2018

  • "Legomentary" at the Budapest Bar, London | Dec 2017

  • "Infrared Budapest" at the Budapest Bar, London | Oct 2017

  • "Deathly Hollow" in 'One Festival of Homeless Arts' | Oct 2017

  • "Alter-Lego" in 'One Festival of Homeless Arts' | Oct 2017

  • "Deathly Hollow" in 'UnFairground' at UWL | Mar 2017

  • "My London" at Somerset House | Feb 2017 - Feb 2018

  • "Past, Present and Future" with EnsureEvents | Oct 2016

  • "Australia" at Sheffield Library | Apr 2013

Clients

  • Pilion Trust | Workshops, Web images

  • PHASES | Website Images

  • University of West London Students' Union | Event Photography

  • Budapest Bar | Exhibition Curating

  • National Citizens Service | Workshops

  • Soldier Magazine | Editorial Article

Awards

  • PGCE from University College London, Institute of Education | 2019

  • Signature Art Prize, Photography Finalist | 2018

  • Associate of the Royal Photographic Society | Sept 2018

  • BA (Hons) Photography from University of West London | July 2018

  • Finalist for "Water" with London Photo Festival | Feb 2018

  • Finalist in Café Art's "My London" 2018 Calendar | Aug 2017

  • 2nd place in Café Art's "My London" 2017 Calendar | Aug 2016

  • Honourable mention in "My London" 2017 Calendar | Aug 2016