Rob Farrands - Photographer
I learned to handle a camera and use a dark room at university guided by my friend David Sawyer. He also drew me into being his assistant on the University newspaper.
From the beginning I have taken photography seriously although I did not pursue it as a career until much more recently. I began my career outside of photography by being called to the Bar and practising in London.
Since becoming a full time photographer I have qualified as an Associate of the British Institute of Professional Photography. I use photography to support local communities; also the charity Soundabout in its use of music to enhance the lives of disabled children and their families. I exhibited monochrome landscape pictures in March 2019 at St John's College.
I am currently working on a project to raise awareness of the risk to health of reduced human contact during the Covid pandemic.
Bridget sitting with our daughter Alice to feed our son Tom in 1980
Tone and Texture, Stanford House, Oxford
Line and Light, St John's College, Oxford
Opening to the World, Stanford House, Oxford
Roffey Park Institute
Rivers of Life, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
The River Series, Garden Gallery, Oxford
What people have said...
''Magnificent display of your talent. I was really struck by the Sunburst at Iffley Lock. All your pictures convey an atmosphere of calm contemplation or reflection. Thank you very much'
'It's wonderful to see this quality of photos in Oxford. Thank you!'
'Thanks for bringing light & poetry to our local scenery'
'Fantastic work, lovely compositions, very atmospheric & beautifully printed. Thank you very much for sharing them with us'
'''Hauntingly beautiful. These photographs show what we so often ignore'
'I haven't seen such beautiful photography in a long time. Thank you.'
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