Gavin Gough

Featured Work: Wai Khru Tattoo Festival

Gavin Gough is an independent, freelance travel photographer. Originally from England, Gavin is currently based in Bangkok, Thailand, from where he travels extensively, working on assignment, on commission, creating stock images, writing and teaching.

“As a travel photographer, my studio is the world outside my door and the only equipment required is a camera and a willingness to look for new perspectives. Lighting comes courtesy of whatever is available; sun, sky, tungsten and neon – travel photographers have access to it all. We are not restricted by subject or location, only by an obligation to record the world we see with honesty and compassion. More than just exotic locations and wild adventures, travel photography is about seeing our surroundings with fresh eyes and childlike enthusiasm.”

Assignments & Commissions

Gavin Gough works primarily as a freelance photographer, working on assignment. He has been commissioned by a variety of NGOs, humanitarian and charitable institutions and has completed commissions for organisations as varied as Sony, Vanity Fair magazine and the Vietnamese Tourist Board.

Stock Photography

Gavin produces stock photographs for Getty and Lonely Planet images. His vibrant stock collection includes images from more than forty countries which have been reproduced in hundreds of newspapers, magazines and books and are regularly featured in publications such as National Geographic, Geo, Vogue, The New York Times, The Guardian, and many more. His stock images have appeared on everything from postage stamps to magazine covers and billboards.

Photography Tours & Workshops

Gavin co-founded the popular Bangkok Photo School, where he still teaches photographic theory and practice in the classroom and out on location. When at home in Bangkok, he also offers private workshops to individuals and small groups, offering photographers the opportunity to spend time with a professional photographer in parts of the city seldom seen by visiting tourists.

Gavin Gough Travel Photographer Writing

When time permits, Gavin contributes articles of words and pictures to several photographic and trade publications, relating his travel experiences and offering technical and career advice to enthusiastic photographers around the world.


Gavin will be offering an online mentoring programme to photographers in 2010. The five-week course will feature assignments, projects, reviews and critique and will provide participants with a step-by-step workflow for creating, processing and marketing their work. If you are interested in joining a future mentoring programme, please register your interest by email.

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For details of Gavin’s workshops follow this link