Gavin was born in New Zealand and first began taking pictures in his late teens as a way to document his life on the road as a drummer in a rock band. It wasn't long before he fell in love with photography and within a few years he had made the decision to trade one artistic career for another.

Due to limited opportunities in his hometown and a strong desire to develop his own style, he chose the self-taught route. He has never assisted or studied photography, preferring instead to just go with the flow and follow wherever his eye and his destiny took him.

The first stop was Perth in 1996, where he began shooting full time. Never looking back, since then he's spent the last 20 years honing his skills in the fashion capitals of the world; Sydney, Milan, Paris and London. Nowadays he calls the East Village of New York City his home but still enjoys traveling regularly on assignments to Europe, Africa and South America.

His forte of choice is beauty, where he has slowly forged a name for himself among the best in the business, mixing a very keen eye for detail with his love of light and composition. His clients around the world range from Vogue, Marie Claire
and Cosmopolitan to Olay, Gillette and Avon. He also shoots fashion and swimwear as well as being known for his nudes.

Gavin is currently venturing into directing video and motion but says his love for photography is as strong today as it was when he first started so has no plans to make the move to directing full time - "I always feel like I have only just started to get somewhere in photography, I don't think I’ll ever be finished".