I paint with my camera to revitalise memories.

Sara Rawlinson is a contemporary photographer specialising in both abstract fine art and heritage architecture. She has had a camera in her hands most days since she was six years old.

Rawlinson spent a decade in academia, teaching seismology and natural hazards, before returning to her childhood love of photography in 2013. Her academic years still heavily influence her photography – often showcasing textures, landscapes, geological features, and geological current events such as sea level rise and volcanic eruptions.

Current work with abstract geophotography addresses the inherent noir dishevelment of tectonic forces and sea level rise / climate change around the world. The photos themselves have an ephemeral, intimate, painterly aesthetic: subtly luscious and dangerously timely. Water, sun and rock all mingle together — eroding cliffs, mingling with lava, interrupting horizons. Intense texture and colour are layered with seeming tranquility throughout series, thus leading the viewer to further explore the hidden complexities of dishevelment and humanity’s inherent piercing yet calming reactions. 

Rawlinson’s work has won and been shortlisted for several international awards and is held in private and public collections around the world. 

She lives in the Cambridge and is always on the lookout for new friends, photography collaborations, and interesting exhibition venues.

photo by Mark Box

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