Sara’s work in abstract geophotography addresses the inherent noir dishevelment of tectonic forces, sea level rise, and climate change in waterside regions of major cities around the world.
Speaker: Sara Rawlinson, Abstract Photographer
Date: Saturday 7th October
Location: The Cambridge & Autumn Photography Show, The Hilton Cambridge, Downing Street
The photos have an ephemeral, intimate, painterly aesthetic: subtly luscious and dangerously timely. Water, sun, and rock all blend 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 sea level rise. Two series will be shown: one on volcanic eruptions and glacial/snow melt in Iceland, and another on ‘The Deceit of Water’ which is an analysis of the perilous consequences of rising sea levels.
Sara Rawlinson is an awarded 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 in the field and darkroom with her grandma. Despite these early artistic inclinations, Rawlinson spent a decade in academia (also awarded) 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, historical university-scapes, heritage institutions, and geological current events such as sea level rise and volcanic eruptions. Over 40 photos and 2 self-published books have received winner and shortlistings for multiple international awards. Her work is held in private and public collections around the world.