Gilbert Garcin a.k.a. Mr. Everyman

Gilbert Garcin is a pretty awe-inspiring dude. At 65, he quit his job running a lamp factory to pursue a career in photography. Talk about cultivating your passion.

Garcin’s photos – now hanging up in art galleries around the world – often concern an older man in an overcoat (Garcin himself) stuck in an absurdist situation. The juxtaposition between the “common” man and the surreal world is, as eyeweekly put it, a mix between the jovial and the brainy. High-brow yet accessible.

Full bio on alafoto. More photos on Garcin’s website.