Theo Gould

The manner in which Theo found photography has stuck with him. Leaving London for Colombia, Theo taught himself how to use a camera as a means to communicate with people whose language he could not speak. In this way, photography became the tool by which he was able to have meaningful conversations with people about their lives and that helped him to understand his new surroundings. As a result, Theo’s photography is notably human-centric.

Theo has an extraordinary commitment to his responsibility as an artist and photographer. Through his pictures he tells stories that unite humanity, stories that respect the people in them and that remind us that we are all one.

The impact of Theo’s years studying Philosophy before he fell in love with his camera is always present in his photography. His personal philosophy in life is borne out of the premise that the greatest luxury in life is the luxury of simplicity. His preferred black and white aesthetic is a metaphor for life. He believes the world is not binary, but rather it is played out in shades of grey.

These values are carried through to his photography combining minimalism with a timeless monochromatic style. In doing this, Theo aims to capture feelings, rather than simply moments. Though his work is undoubtedly documentary, it carries with it a strong emphasis on fine-art portraiture.

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