Andrew Barrow
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London Skyline

A blue-hour panorama taken from the Golden Jubilee Bridge - Cleopatra's Needle and Victoria Embankment on the left, Waterloo Bridge in the middle, with St. Paul's in the distance, round to Festival Pier and Royal Festival Hall on the right.

Photo formed from seven individual photos taken with a 35mm lens, so the image has been heavily cropped to remove an expanse of plain sky and river.

London Skyline

Cocktails Old Masters Style

After a little hiatus with the cocktail.collection stream on Instagram, a return with a different approach and style. Rather than, as previously, the images were restricted to a square format, the canvas now is expanded allowing more creativity. The lighting approach, at least initially, is a take on the Old Masters style.

The first three images in this series are below. Each Instagram post has details of the ingredients required to make the specific cocktail.

Graduate Show DeepWater2019

Having just completed the two year Falmouth Photography MA, thoughts turn to the graduate show this coming June - DeepWater2019. This is the image from the Wine Doors Project I will be exhibiting (we dont have a huge amount of space).

The image, Wine Door Via del Corno, is available from PicFair for a very reasonable price!

Wine Door Val del Corno © Andrew Barrow 2018

Exhibition Anchor/Showcase Images

Since the exhibition I have received a couple of queries regarding the two large prints displayed on the lectern and the kneeler. The square print, with is superbly detailed textures, was taken on Borgo Degli Albizi. It is available only in a limited edition run of 5 prints, one of which has been sold.

The atmospheric, sunbeam image, I have to admit to being a bit vague about its location. It is a highly regarding image but again only available in a limited edition run of 5 prints. Both available for £150 mounted but unframed. Please contact direct.

Folio Presentation Box

Limited to just 24 numbered boxes the Folio Presentation box is a bargain at just £100. For this you receive 24 prints (A4 size) plus a set of cards showing the location of each door, a little statement about the wine doors and, linking these historical remnants to the modern age, GPS coordinates.

Available to order direct

Wine Doors of Florence Exhibition Images

Many thanks to those you visited my little pop-up exhibition in St. Peter’s Church, Wallingford.

For those who didn’t make it to the exhibition the images that were displayed are shown here. Plus those that were available as a free postcard. Prints are available to order from PicFair.

The Wine Doors of Florence

The final edit of the photos is done. Those destined for the limited edition folio presentation box have also been finalised, mapped and recorded on the accompanying info sheets.

Work on the Easter Weekend exhibition is now underway with display issues to be resolved as the venue, an historic church, is protected building and cant be damaged in any form. Details on the Wine Doors of Florence page.

When Life Brings You Lemons

While the Florence project takes its own slow time in reaching completion other projects have been occupying my time over the last couple of months. One was a series of test shoots for a small bakery enterprise When Life Brings You Lemons.

Florence and Rome

Been back a week from a trip to Florence with a day in Rome tacked on the end. Highly productive photography-wise with a new infusion of images for the forthcoming major project plus a few extras, taken just for pleasure.

The Morning I Sat on a Bench for a Bit

The sunrise was a disappointment. Barely a whisper of dusty pink lined a few clouds; the breeze quickly bringing in a heavy cloud layer that obscured any hope of some dazzling light. I sat on the bench above the pond and waited. A pair of Red Kites swirled overhead, a cow and her large calf sauntered past in the field below and the breeze stirred the canopy above. A squirrel noisily ran up and down a fir tree to my left; in the quiet of the morning their scampering sounded unusually loud. But the light just went from dull to boringly flat and unexciting.

I had vague ideas of trying to capture some movement in the trees; but nothing really worked. I’d the wide angle in the bag, a rarely used lens, took a few lacklustre images with it but nothing worth keeping. The pond itself is little more than a stretch of mud, fallen branches and a tin can dot its surface. Then I thought of Helen Sear’s pond image, got totally dejected, so wandered off home for a bacon sandwich.

Surreal Additions to the Pond Project

These additions to the Pond Project have, despite appearances, received little modification after taking. The effect is all down to a modified lens - one of it glass elements is flipped around - its a cheap 50mm Zenitar. 

The modifications make it rather impossible to gain accurate focusing; especially following the loss of my tripod to the waters of the Thames last week. I rather like the effect, having used it on a selection of Instagram shots (1, 2, 3), and was keen to experiment with it out in the field. 

 

 

Landings 2018 Exhibition

Have just returned from installing the two strips of images in the Red Box Gallery, Brightwell. The box was bathed in some rather glorious late evening light, that created some playful and intriguing images on the acetate overlays over the cyanotypes.