December 15, 2021
IN CONVERSATION WITH BARRY BOTTOMLEY
Photography by Barry Bottomley
Interview by Melanie Meggs
Always wanting to be creative, Barry Bottomley turned to photography as a way of expression. Now it's on the street that Barry finds his canvas. For him it is a space that offers endless creative possibilities. Barry thinks photography in some way reflects his inner thoughts and feelings which he states, "can be a jumbled up mess at times and fantastically inspiring and lucid at others". Barry is drawn to abstracts and urban decay. Working mainly with colour as it provides Barry with the tools to make bold, vibrant statements, whether this be on a cold, rainy winter's night, or a sea front in the middle of summer.
This collection of images comes from Barry's train of thought. They are all taken in London at various locations, but it is not the locations that are of importance to him, rather the feelings they evoke.
"I look at places and wonder what's on the other side of the window, door or curtain. Or what must it be like to be in that space...or feel a sense of isolation...or to reflect on better times gone by."