by Anthony Garratt in New Photography on Friday 7 June 2013

I met Barry Cawston a couple of years ago during filming for a television production and have since been following and enjoying his work. His recent series of photographs from Avonmouth, an industrial port on the West coast, caught my attention. The series is called, Echoes of an Industrial Past and there is something other-worldly about the shots, as though Cawston has stumbled across some new technology on an alien planet. He makes the industrial machines appear sculptural, beautiful and purposeful.