Featured Freelancer: Gavin Foster, Photographer

Featured Freelancer: Gavin Foster, Photographer

Every freelancer has to wear many hats and juggle tasks that they’re both good at and bad. To help with this, the best empathy and support comes from other freelancers – a key reason why Freelance Heroes exists – and this week’s Featured Freelancer is living proof that finding that right person to share support with can make an invaluable difference to help them both to grow their business.¬† We head to Newcastle, home of Greggs, Lucozade and Mr Bean, for this week’s insight into the life a mind of a Freelance Hero, photographer Gavin Forster. Enjoy Gavin’s story and say hi using the links at the end… What is your name, where are you based, and what do you do? Hi, my name is Gavin Forster and I am based in the sunny North! Well, Newcastle to be exact. I’m a photographer of people, places and sometimes things. How long have you been freelancing and why did you decide to become a freelancer? I have been full time freelancing for 2 years now after being part time for the 2 years before that. As with most people, I think it was a mix of opportunity and circumstance. I had been building the business for the last 5 years in the background whilst still working for Leeds City Council and subsequently Hexham Community Partnership. This was a tough time balancing out developing how I wanted to move the business forward but also giving my all to my project management and community development roles. All of a sudden, a little bundle of fun arrived named Daisy and everything changed! My...