About Barry Fawcett
From an early start in high school with an old 35mm camera, to his current use of a digital SLR camera and the time to pursue his passion for photography in retirement, Barry has been building his skills and portfolio for many years.
He credits along the way the opportunity to experiment in the Queen’s University dark room as yearbook photo editor, and several practical workshops with professional Masterfile photographer Gary Black of Ottawa. The most memorable of these was a 2003 photographic safari in southern Africa.
Barry’s work displays his fascination with the play of light and shadow, and the patterns and lines that occur in the natural world. The character revealed in faces of people encountered on his travels is another source of inspiration. In each picture Barry seeks to catch the very essence of the subject whether a temple, a bird, a flower, or a mollusk’s trail.