at home

Interesting people in their homes


Inspired by a portrait I made of opera singer Susan Daniel, ‘At Home' documents interesting people in the privacy of their homes. We all have a public and private persona and this is especially true of politicians and celebrities. During Covid we got used to peeking behind their doors during TV interviews over Zoom. 

When I photograph people I am always looking for what makes them different, little things that show who they really are. Our homes are especially full of details that can reveal what's behind the facades we all create and the public images of people we think we know. 

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Writer Lynne Truss at home with her dogs in their garden

London based documentary photographer Gary Williams


I am interested in people and communities and how the two interact. Whether it’s the street we live on, a local club, church, town, city or even a country - communities can be the making of us where we feel safe or leave us feeling isolated and abandoned. When I photograph people I’m looking for what makes them stand out: a particular look, the way they dress or decorate their home or workspace. 

I also work as a video presenter and singer/songwriter and consider my work as a photographer another way of communicating. As a singer, I learned to become sensitive to reading a room and understanding how my audience was feeling. I think this sensitivity helps me relate to the people I photograph and hopefully reveal the truth behind their facades. 

I am largely self-taught with a passion for documentary and portraiture. My work has been seen in group exhibitions including the Trieste Photo Festival, F-Stop Magazine's 20th Anniversary exhibition, Shutter Hub Year End exhibition, the Glasgow Gallery of Photography (Masters of Street Photography exhibition) and Decode in the United States. I’ve been officially selected for the International Photography Awards 2022, selected for the Historic England National Archive, published in the New York Times, in biographies, on billboards and (most impressively) tea-towels.