PermaJet Lecturer

Colin Trow-Poole

About Colin

My interest in photography spans more than forty years and although it encompasses a number of genres, my affection for the simple distillation of images, particularly those with strong narrative power is one that remains consistent irrespective of the photos I am taking. Often the subjects I photograph already have a strong story telling/documentary element, but by selectively composing, sensitively using lighting and carefully controlling tonal gradations, visual dialogue can be enhanced resulting in a more evocative and thought provoking final image. Like many photographers, I take photos of abandonment and dereliction. I also enjoy images of unconventional groups. Whatever the genre, I try to dovetail the subject matter with an adopted photographic style, chosen paper and print presentation.

I mostly work in panels and produce congruent and thematic bodies of work. I am not keen on pigeon holing my photographic style but I would concede that perhaps I tend to work in the the areas that would loosely be regarded as visual art, contemporary and documentary areas of photography.

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