Gavin Oliver Devine
Gavin Oliver Devine’s series I am another is a photographic investigation into “what it is to be a gay man in Ireland today”. Taking inspiration from his personal experiences while discovering his own sexuality, Devine explores the coming out experiences of other men who identify themselves as gay.
Employing interviews, letters and portraiture, Devine creates an emotive and striking body of work which aims to highlight the obstacles, inner-struggles and journey that men face when coming to terms with their sexuality.
“When sitting for a portrait my subjects are casually interviewed about their ‘coming out’ and through the conversation I attempt to visually document the emotions that surface on their face during the course of these dialogues. Working with a range of ages I attempt to remove the stereotypes of gay men and instead show how homosexuality has moved throughout the generations.”