Considered Perspective

Barry Cawston

British photographer Barry Cawston (b. 1966) approaches the world with a large format camera. He honed his skills in the darkroom to create striking and vibrant images and now produces images in a wide variety of locations including Italy, Cuba, Mexico, Brazil and the UK. With an eye for colour, Cawston uncovers the surprising beauty present in the seemingly mundane scenery of life: his visually arresting photographs are often of still, silent settings, void of intrusive humanity and bursting with intriguing shapes, shades and angles. The artist is widely recognised and has received numerous awards, including the RWA President’s Choice Award at the 2008 Open Photography Exhibition and the South West Art Award in 2010. He also exhibits internationally at prestigious galleries and art fairs, and his fine art photographs have appeared in solo shows in France, Russia, Sweden and Belgium. The following images are an overview of Cawston’s enthtalling oeuvre.