Based in: Cambridge, UK
Sara Rawlinson is a contemporary fine art photographer specialising in both abstract expressionism and historical architecture. She presently resides in Cambridge, UK.
Her abstract photographs evoke the essence of a subject without capturing the details – showing the sentiment of the place or the thing, rather than specific memories. Absorbing the essence of a single natural phenomena, the images come to life with zesty camera work and oversized printing. Ultimately, the elements of the original shape and design of the subject are retained, whilst immortalising an imaginative and ephemeral nature.
Photography has kept Sara’s soul on fire since she was six years old working in the field and in the darkroom with her Big Sister/Photography Mentor, Bette Globus Goodman. Despite these early artistic inclinations, Rawlinson first turned to academic science for her first career. However, too much energy was spent taking photos of her field sites and so when arthritis reared its ugly head preventing a sedentary job, the choice was clear.
Presently, Rawlinson has been a full time fine art photographer for over 10 years. While her subjects range from architectural to nature, most of her work focuses on movement and creating abstract expressionistic images with her camera.
Rawlinson has been shortlisted for multiple international awards and her works are held in private collections around the world. Her work has been described as:
- “Finally photography meets fine art!”
- “[Rawlinson’s book] must be the most handsome tribute ever paid to a single building. With its blend of words and diverse visual voices it is an Alleluia Chorus.”
- “Here, indeed, is beauty. Sara has the rare skill of drawing out the intimate, the special, the unique spirit of a place.”
- A woman was scooting along the bench looking at one of Rawlinson’s exhibitions. She was so engrossed that she literally slid right off the end of the bench (and very excitedly came to Rawlinson’s next exhibition).
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