Colin Barker

Colin Barker

British Photographer

With a BA degree gained in graphic design, Colin's initial inclination towards graphics was pushed aside for three years, while he worked as a freelance photographic assistant for various London advertising photographers in order to learn the trade. During this time, although working during the day, he would spend many nights in the darkroom printing his personal projects in black & white, including scenes of the disappearing London street markets, from which his passion for capturing ephemeral moments was borne.

With his own commissions pressing, Colin chose to set up his studio in Camden Town, which was to become a busy hub within the advertising and design world for over twenty years. Earning awards, he gained the respect of fellow creatives from both his advertising and personal photographic projects.

Colin has always felt encouraged by the positive reaction to his sensitive approach towards the whole image making process. Now being based in West Sussex with his partner Françoise and their two whippets, Colin has furthered his creative development, whilst his eye for graphic detail with the love for reportage has enabled him to capture a large collection of memorable images for his solo exhibitions and equine studies.