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Interview with Theo Gould

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31 March 2017

Posted by Gemma Suyat

Hi Theo! Tell us about yourself in two sentences - who are you?

I'm an emerging photojournalist and documentary photographer originally from London but currently living in Medellín, Colombia. My degree was in Philosophy and I also have a background in men's fashion and tailoring. In terms of camera skills I am an autodidact and have been taking photos for about a year now. I also more recently studied photojournalism under the great Henry Agudelo for 3 months in order to help hone my reporting skills.

What's the weirdest situation you've found yourself in while taking a photograph?

If living in Colombia has taught me one thing it's that everyone has an almost unbelievable story about the violence that happened in their neighbourhood. Most notably I was speaking to a lady called Emerida while I was shooting a project about the effect the paramilitary wars has had on the neighbourhood. Emerida told me that 20 years ago she was asleep in her bed when her brother came into the house. He was hallucinating whilst high on drugs and attacked her with a machete. She somehow managed to fight him off and to escape and was rushed into hospital where she was a hair's breadth away from dying. Instead of feeling sorry for herself she fought to recover and now wakes up every morning, wraps a towel around her severed arm and lives everyday as if nothing had happened. Although she lives in constant pain and continually speaks of wishing to go to heaven she regales this story as if she was describing going to the shops to buy milk.

What do you shoot on? What's your favourite set up?

My favourite has to be my Canon EOS 5D Mark III with the EF 24-105mm lens. It's certainly not a light set-up when I'm climbing up the sides of mountains at 30 degrees but it works beautifully in every situation I've ever found myself in.

What's your number one tip for an aspiring photographer?

Be brave, be social and don't think twice about sticking your camera in someone's face. You'll never believe the things that people tell you if you ask the right questions in the right way. Surround yourself with like-minded creatives and always listen to advice from someone more experienced whether or not you're thinking of taking it. When I first started I took thousands of photos in a bid to discover my own style, to try and understand the sorts of photos that I liked to take, making mental notes as to the ones I liked and didn't. Over time I refined my technique and now I know how I want my photos to communicate to their audience. I know that's more than one but I think they're equally important!

What's the one thing you love most about Picfair?

For many years there was a snobbery involved in photography, whether that was magazine/newspaper editors holding the gate-keys to the industry, or even the photographers themselves in some cases. The emergence of the internet and social media has moved that aside and now photography is open to everyone with a camera or a smartphone. Picfair is the best case in point of this principle, creating a community where photography is an art form available to all. The fact that Picfair has a young enthusiastic team that want your photos to do well is just an added bonus!

"My favourite is this shot of a lady called Maryorie and her son Daniel looking out of the window in their kitchen, they live right up at the top of the valley in Medellín. Mary... Read more

"My favourite is this shot of a lady called Maryorie and her son Daniel looking out of the window in their kitchen, they live right up at the top of the valley in Medellín. Maryorie works very long days down in the city for very little money whilst her husband, an alcoholic, stays home and gets drunk. It's a sad situation, however I love the bond between a son and his mother in the photo. The light was just right and you can even see the greenery of the other side of the valley through the window. I went back to the house with the photo printed a few days later and they couldn't have been happier. They now have it on the wall in their front room." Read less

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"I was walking through this barrio when I came across this little gathering of people. My asking to take their photo was actually met quite aggressively, some of the younger guy... Read more

"I was walking through this barrio when I came across this little gathering of people. My asking to take their photo was actually met quite aggressively, some of the younger guys said no and started clenching their fists until the young boy on the right comes bowling down the stairs at top speed and forces his way into the photo with his strong pose." Read less

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"El Clásico Colombia creates an atmosphere you've never experienced before. The two teams are Atletico Nacional and Independiente Medellín. Drinking is no longer permitted withi... Read more

"El Clásico Colombia creates an atmosphere you've never experienced before. The two teams are Atletico Nacional and Independiente Medellín. Drinking is no longer permitted within the stadium because things get a little too crazy, so instead the fans go to the area around the match and drink solidly for hours beforehand and sing until their voices are hoarse. This photo was taken nearly an hour before the match had started and the atmosphere was already electric." Read less

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"This shot was pure serendipity. I happened to be pointing my camera at the reflection in the window when the tram started to turn and I noticed the two pieces of graffiti on th... Read more

"This shot was pure serendipity. I happened to be pointing my camera at the reflection in the window when the tram started to turn and I noticed the two pieces of graffiti on the wall whilst the man sat across from me looked the same way." Read less

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"Barrio Triste is a neighbourhood located right in the centre of Medellín and is the home to los mecánicos of the city. For decades now it has been targeted by warring cartels d... Read more

"Barrio Triste is a neighbourhood located right in the centre of Medellín and is the home to los mecánicos of the city. For decades now it has been targeted by warring cartels due to its strategic position to store and distribute drugs and weapons to the rest of the city. For example, in 1991 twenty kilos of dynamite were intentionally set off at a Christmas party killing 6 people and wounding 15 others. The explosion was so big that it destroyed ten neighbouring establishments. The attacks continued in the following years with the most recent coming in 2014. Cries in the streets of "Esta guerra no se acaba" [The war is not over] speak to reinforce the pain still felt within the community. Despite all this, the mechanics working here are some of the most open people I've met and have a wonderful humour to match, fixing your car with a smile and a joke. This mechanic, though young, has already seen and been through a lot despite his tender years." Read less

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"Sebastian was in truth a little bit mad. He was a circus performer from Poland who was now living in Olhão, a small town in the Algarve in Portugal. I noticed him blowing these... Read more

"Sebastian was in truth a little bit mad. He was a circus performer from Poland who was now living in Olhão, a small town in the Algarve in Portugal. I noticed him blowing these huge bubbles with an instrument of his own making, two sticks and a piece of string tying them together. He would dip the string in a solution of washing-up liquid and water and use the breeze to create bubbles larger than the children jumping up to pop them. As I got closer I saw he had a tattoo on his hand which he told me he'd got done whilst he lived in a squat in London. When I asked to take his photo of it he suggested that I do so when he punched through a bubble, which he managed to do without breaking it!" Read less

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