Director Kim Gavin at home with his dob Barney on the patio

Capturing Creativity and Comfort: A Day with Kim Gavin in Thames Ditton

Today, I'm thrilled to take you on a journey into the artistic world of Kim Gavin, a name that resonates in the realms of stage direction, choreography, and creative genius. Join me as we delve into the warmth of Thames Ditton, just outside London, where I had the incredible opportunity to photograph Kim as part of my At Home series. Grab a cuppa and let's dive in!

A Maestro of Creativity and Vision

Kim Gavin, a sought-after Brit and BAFTA Award-winning director, is a name synonymous with brilliance. With a dazzling career spanning across TV shows and live events, including iconic moments like The Brit Awards and 'Concert for Diana', Kim's creative touch knows no bounds. Collaborating with luminaries like Pink, Robbie Williams, and Lady Gaga, he's been the visionary behind legendary performances. Notably, his ingenious choreography transformed Torvill & Dean's Bolero into pure magic for ITV's 'Dancing on Ice'.

Furry Friends and Friendly Moments

As a self-confessed dog lover, you can imagine my delight when I met Barney, Kim's adorable pup. Barney, a furry bundle of joy, became an impromptu model for some of our shots, adding an extra layer of heartwarming charm to the session.

Unveiling the Essence through the Lens

What sets my photography apart, you ask? Well, it's my fascination with capturing the essence of a person in a photograph. Kim's vibrant personality and genuine character came alive through my lens. It's the real stories, the authenticity behind the public façade, that I strive to encapsulate. And this At Home series? It's my passport into the lives of the extraordinary individuals I admire, like Kim.

From the Bustle of Weddings to the Comfort of Creativity

Unlike the hustle and bustle of wedding photography, these At Home shoots offer a more relaxed atmosphere. Time becomes a collaborator, allowing room for experimentation and spontaneity. It's a chance to play with different angles, lighting, and settings, resulting in portraits that truly resonate.

Director Kim Gavin at home
Director Kim Gavin at home with his dog Barney
Director Kim Gavin at home outside his office
Director Kim Gavin at home standing outside his office
Director Kim Gavin at home in his office
Director Kim Gavin at home laughing in the kitchen


During our conversation, one nugget of surprise emerged – Kim's involvement in directing Adele's current Las Vegas show. It's these unexpected stories that make every interaction memorable and remind me why I'm so passionate about what I do.

So there you have it, a glimpse into the world of Kim Gavin and my journey to capture his creativity in the comfort of his Thames Ditton home. Remember, it's not just about the photographs; it's about the connection, the stories, and the shared moments that make these experiences so special.

London based photographer Gary Williams

let's make some memories together

If you're looking for more than just posed photographs, if you want your events and family to be documented authentically – then you've found your photographer. Get in touch and let's make it happen.