Gavin Thurston

BAFTA and Emmy Award–Winning Cameraman
United Kingdom

Gavin Thurston is a BAFTA and Emmy Award–winning cameraman, as well as a published author and TEDx speaker. As a specialist in wildlife filmmaking, he has traveled across the globe to work on numerous highly acclaimed series, including those of legendary broadcaster Sir David Attenborough.

Self-taught in photography, Gavin landed his first job in 1981 at Oxford Scientific Films, where his passion for the photographic image merged with his fascination for the natural world. By 1985, he was onto his next endeavor as an assistant cameraman for BBC Studios. But after four years and with his first child on the way, he made the difficult decision to become a freelance cameraman.

Now, more than three decades later, Gavin continues to freelance with a list of credits that is not only extensive but diverse. They include productions for the BBC, Animal Planet, Disneynature, Giorgio Armani, Audi and Glastonbury Festival.