Ryan Thomas Barrett
Photography for me is one of the most powerful communication tools of the modern world today, I find that most people do not understand it's true impact, benefits and power, how it effects all of our lives on a daily basis.
Photography is a visual language and to fully recognise its importance and power, one must be able to read and understand what really differentiates a good photograph from a great photograph. I often say that there is no such thing as being a better photographer than anyone else. What a photographer should try to do is photograph their world as honestly as they see it and hope that the rest of the world recognises and sympathises with that view.
Working both sides of the lens has afforded me many wonderful opportunities and experiences. It has given me an education and desire continually to explore the question. Photography is by it's very nature selfish. Only one eye is used to compose an image and at the precise moment of capture, only one person’s finger can press the shutter.
It is instinctive and therefore should be personal.
First Class BA Fine Art Textiles, Goldsmith College, London