Other Distractions - Gareth Costello

Gareth has only been taking photos for a relatively short period of time, and that makes this even harder to swallow. His photos are beautifully understated, easy on the eye, but they give us lots of visual clues, as to the decisions he made, what he wanted to show, and what he wanted us to see. His photos are taken without any of the pretence, or the 'to0 cool for art school-lomo-vice girl' rhetoric which has haunted young contemporary photography for a lwee while now. He genuinely loves making images too, and it shows. Compositionally, his subjects are almost casually overlooked, as they are candidly observed by their audience. Maybe this is why these quiet and almost self-concious images work so well - they don't force anyone into a loaded conversation or critique of themselves, they just are.
It's rad having seen Gareths journey and progression through image making happen so clearly and so quickly. It wasn't long ago that the drunken, 'so how does aperture and shutter speed work' conversations where had trotting home from over indulged saturday nights. I love looking at his photos, and i hope you enjoy them too. Keep your eyes peeled for this dude.

Cheers G.

Stanley Park Bikes

this was in Peniche,Portugal an overly angry canine which im sure would have quite happily feasted on my camera and myself without chewing

his was in Stockholm a couple years back, whilst haen a bit o' a layover caught this gentleman standing at the platform. I wasnt sure whether or not this guy was simply waiting on an arrival or was in contemplation.looks slightly sinister like.

-Friedrich Nietzsche


‘Not all those who wander are lost.’

J.R.R Tolkein

bits of snow

Jimmy local shred dog, getting as smooth as irish cream on this alleyoop blunt/tailly thing. slide the whole length, went over the back twice and shot of the end twice. SP. NZ

The night and the fog draw in. Snowpark New Zealand.

3 tours of Afganistan...Micheal...19yrs...from Oldham. Going to Aberdeen for the weekend, and he was worried it might be a bit rough....



'I cannot believe in a god who wants to be praised all the time'
- Friedrich Nietzsche..Ards NW Donegal

Caught on the train station trying to run away from home. She had bought a ticket to London, when the Policeman announced over radio that he had found her.

Traveling text Companion. I met her on the train, and I left her there. These are snippets that I could see from her texts to her boyfriend Will.
'don't be too hungover'
'you want me to let loose?! I'm so excited!'
'Wicked! I know i'll orgasm ALOT!'
'for as long as you want it'

Skateboarding pictures have been found festering away in the dark corners of the archive.

Ruari. pick from the nose.

Husayn. Melly from the punch bowl. Circa August 2007

sky at night