ABOUT ME

I am a photographer and journalist, specialising in architecture and design and based in London, UK.

My client base is wide-ranging, including architects, designers, magazines, PR companies, construction companies and public organisations. I am proud of the long working relationships I have with many clients although also enjoy the opportunity to work with new faces who share my passion for architecture and design.

I also pursue my own photographic projects, looking at the built environment and incorporating my ongoing passion for analogue photography. The latest is Middle England, which can be viewed here.

I'm also director of the design consultancy fuwagardner, working on integrated photography, design, communication, curation, brand and art direction commissions.

An experienced journalist and writer, I am former editor of interiors magazine FX, features editor of architectural weekly Building Design and have contributed to many different publications. I continue to contribute to a number of different titles, including a regular photography slot in FX and a series of major combined words/photographic features for Blueprint magazine. My work has been widely published in books, magazines and newspapers around the world.

In 2016 my project Middle England was featured by Radio 4 in the Archive on 4 documentary Return to Subtopia  This year also sees publication of 50 Architects 50 Buildings  a book based on the landmark Inspiration series in Building Design magazine, which features many of my specially-commissioned photographs. 

Professional recognition 

I am a fellow of the RSA and a member of the Association of Photographers. 

Education 

I have a master's degree in civil engineering from the University of Southampton and also gained a Distinction in Professional Photography Practice at London College of Printing. 

Exhibition

2010: Association of Photographers Summer Exhibition, AOP Gallery. Work selected for exhibition. 

2011: Brave New Worlds, Riverside Gallery, Richmond-upon-Thames. Work selected for exhibition. 

2013: Momentum, RTKL Studio London. Work commissioned for exhibition. 

2013: Magazine work. Major retrospective solo exhibition at TOTO gallery, London. Part of Clerkenwell Design Week. 

2013: London Independent Photography 25th Annual Exhibition, Strand Gallery, London. Work selected for exhibition.

2016: Preston Bus Station, Skelly & Couch, London. Images commissioned by Blueprint magazine exhibited as part of an exhibition on the history and future of the building.

2017: 30 Images from 30 Years in Practice, Bennetts Associates, London. Image of Hampstead Theatre featured in exhibition, part of London Festival of Architecture. 

Employment 

1995-1998: New Civil Engineer Reporter and desk editor 

1998-2000: Building Design Technical editor, features editor and editor of Interiors for Architects and Designers 

2000-2002: FX Editor 

2001-2005: Kent Institute of Art & Design Governor   

2003-present: Gareth Gardner photography + journalism  

2007-present: fuwagardner Partner of multidisciplinary design consultancy