When The Rain Stops Falling

PrizeHonorable Mention in Photography, Honorable Mention in Photography
University/SchoolEdinburgh College
ArtistGavin Smart

A series of promotional images, designed and captured to advertise a theatrical production of Andrew Bovell's haunting family drama, When The Rain Stops Falling. The play follows four generations of the same family, set in a London flat across four different time periods, from 1965 to the present day. The play explores themes of inherited trauma and free will as the family struggle to come to terms with a dark secret that is bringing them to their knees, amidst a never ending rain storm and a fish that falls from the sky.

Gavin is a freelance photographer working throughout the UK and beyond. After graduating with a BA in Professional Photography, he is currently shooting in-house for the Royal Opera House in London's Covent Garden. He trained as a classical and jazz musician at London’s Guildhall School of Music, before moving to Paris as an artisan baker. His photographic work is as diverse as his background, bringing together many creative elements in his work. He draws particular inspiration from the art, design and photography that he was exposed to during his time in Paris.