Paul Barton (Director of Photography)
Since leaving the London College of Printing, where Paul Barton studied for a Degree in photography, he has worked non-stop in the world of stills, film and television as a photographer and Director of Photography, a job which he considers to be a huge privilege to do. His clients have included the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, E4, Film 4, FIVE, Discovery Channel, Sky Television and Rolls-Royce.
Over the years, his work has enabled him to travel extensively, to experience many diverse locations and to observe the inner workings of cultural and natural systems but above all, to meet and work with some pretty wonderful people.
He lives in Dorset and loves being located by the Jurassic coast, which he sees as the borderline where the madness stops and nature has control again. This passion for the natural world is particularly evident in his photography. Observing the changes in plants from the root structure bringing the energy from below, the buds and their symmetry, the green leaves with their business like photosynthesis, then the brief moment of full consciousness of the plant before the seed head, and death, you can see how life systems travel the creative dynamic between order and chaos and the balancing act this requires.
He absolutely loves this work and the people that he gets to collaborate with, perhaps more than anything because it enables him to work so closely with light, both natural and ʻdesignedʼ, to capture the most beautiful images.
Light, in all its manifestations, is at the very heart and structure of life and the universe we live in. Understanding how to work with it will always produce the most stunning images, no matter what the message might be.
Paul uses his knowledge of light and his meditation practice to focus a raised consciousness on the connection between all things using the medium of photography.
For Paul, love is the conscious awareness of true connection, not just between individuals but between all things. So this has to be the framework and vehicle of creative expression and the basis for his current and future art.
Visit Paul’s website and enjoy his show reel below to learn more about his work.