Two Coats, by Barry Cawston

This photograph was taken for English Heritage and is off an abandoned part of a Silversmiths in Birmingham called J W Evans. At one time over thirty people were employed but the owner remained by 2009 and with the decline in staff so various parts of the buildings, which were a set of three classic terraced houses, were left to rot. What caught my eye were the two coats and the photographs of the dogs on the wall but the image is made to look like a painting by the bird droppings which cover the walls and floor.

Photo of the Day - April 04
Technical Info: Hasselbald 90mm lens | Shot on Kodak 400nc | 90mm lens | F8 @ 3oth sec
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | April 04
Award Score: 71 (Value 13.5, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 13, and Skill 13.5)

Title of the photograph: Two Coats
Photo of the Day Award Category: Artistic Photography
Photograph Location: Birmingham | United Kingdom

Photographer: Barry Cawston (Axbridge Somerset, UK)
Barry Cawston is a freelance photographer with a client list that includes English Heritage, The Guardian & The Sunday Telegraph. He also runs The Drugstore Gallery with my partner Soraya Schofield which showcases our work and eight other photographers. We have taken the gallery to the Affordable Art Fairs in Bristol, London & Paris and hope to exhibit at the New York AAF in 2012. He has won several awards for his photography Including The South West Art Award in 2011, the British Journal of Photography, Nikon Endframe Award. He has being featured in a TV art program called “‘Show Me the Monet” this May. He has recently had two solo shows in London, one at Capital Culture In Covent Garden and the other at Sarah Myerscough Fine Art in Mayfair ( who now represents me). He is hoping to do the Trans -Siberian Railway this summer for a show at Sarah Myerscough and in an art centre in St Petersbugh next year.
Barry’s work is quite varied but largely shot on a large format field camera and printed by himself in a traditional colour darkroom set up in the gallery. He trys and bring out the emotional element of an image in the print and often enlarge the prints to one or two meters.


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