Barry Cawston


Barry Cawston in an English photographer based in Somerset. Travelling across the world for his photographic projects, he starts by picking out basic visual patterns. On one hand are the regular rhythms of architectural design, ranging from aging colonial townhouses in Cuba to fading concrete tenement blocks in Brazil, which he uses as a kind of geometric framework to structure his compositions. Then on the other hand, he searches out the random ways that people inhabit and add colour to them: mismatched licks of paint, rough-strung lines of clothes, broken windows, totalled cars… Bringing the two together, what emerges are intimate portraits of the lifeblood of the built environment.