3 November – Gavin Bowyer

Past President’s Evening – From Gunshots to Photo Shoots

It’s a Society tradition each year for the President to introduce him or herself to the members.

It’s a free-format evening, sometimes at the beginning of the society’s year and sometimes near the end. They often talk about their own photographic journey – how they first started, how their photography developed and what influenced them.

Gavin spent the last part of his presidential year (2019-2020) successfully reinventing our programme so that our Tuesday evening lectures and competitions could take place online.

One of the casualties of the programme reshuffle was his own Presidents’ Evening, which should have been on 21 April.

So Gavin’s talk is going to be on Tuesday 3 November and will be the Past President’s Evening.

Gavin Bowyer, 3rd November

Past President’s Evening – From Gunshots to Photo Shoots

I had a long career in trauma and orthopaedic surgery, 17-years of which were spent in the military, mostly with airborne forces and in some exciting places.

Photography was always an interest for me, and recording places – and wounds – became a key part of the work I did to change the way that the military managed ballistic wounds.

Photography became more than a hobby as I headed towards retirement from clinical practice. I’ve been lucky enough to be able to travel extensively with my camera, developing interests in travel and wildlife photography.

More recently I’ve turned my attention to portrait photography. I have been fortunate to work with some wonderful photographers, and I’m tremendously grateful for the support and inspiration I’ve had from Winchester Photographic Society. I was proud to be its President in 2019-2020, despite the challenges that period threw at us.

3 November – Gavin Bowyer

Images by Gavin that did well in WPS competitions

See Watch Again for Members for a link to the currently available recordings of meetings

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