Katherine Barnes


Katherine Barnes is a commercial, architectural and portrait photographer. Her graduate project 'Shapes and Shadows', focuses on the composition, lines and shapes of buildings, often abstracting elements to accentuate interesting forms.

Katherine has worked alongside architectural photographer John Seaman, to assist and photograph important buildings such as the Bristol Museum and Pegasus School in Patchway, among other commissions. Upon graduating from her BA, Katherine wishes to pursue a career as an architectural photographer.

Achievements & Experience

Assistant and Second Photographer – Architectural Photographer, John Seaman [January 2020]
Helped assist and photograph the exterior and interior of a school in Bristol for the company Pegasus. Photographed Bristol Museum for their magazine which my photos were published in.

FdA Graduation Show - Centre Space Gallery [June 2018]
This consisted of my two main project architecture images printed on acrylic and one printed on A3 and a portfolio.

City of Bristol College – FdA Professional Practice Foundation course [September 2016 -2018]

Portrait Photographer - Adventure Photos - Playa Del Carmen, Mexico [October 2015-2016]
Learnt to build a trusting relationship with my clients, selling images and promoting them. Photographed in very harsh bright sunlight on the beach, but then also parties late in the evening using flash. I used photoshop and lightroom.

Winner of the photo competition of the title 'reflection' - Coombe Bissett, Salisbury [July 2014]

Featured Projects:

Shapes and Shadows

This photograph was taken at the Barbican Centre in London, capturing the abstract shadows and lines.

This is the Barbican centre taken from a distance portraying its colour, shapes and focusing on the building as a whole.

This photo is taken at Bourne Hill Station in Salisbury. It includes abstraction by focusing on the reflection from the trees.

This is the Copper House in Bristol. A tilt shift lens is used so that the lines of this image would be on eye level perspective. It also incorporated colour and nature within this image.

This image was photographed in Redcliffe. The image uses different tones of blue as well as incorporating nature.