The Photography Place
Some people find out from a very early stage in life, what their passion is. This is true of photographer Cristian Barnett, the man behind the lens and his business – The Photography Place.
Taking his first pictures as a young teenager; studying photography at college followed by a 4-year stint as a freelance assistant in London, proved to be the first steps for Cristian on the path to becoming a professional photographer – his status for nearly twenty years. During this time Cristian has seen his commissions take him up and down the UK and around the world, from Europe to Africa and from South America to Asia. His clients are wide-ranging too and include leading publishers and magazines such as Country Living, chefs including Tom Kerridge and The Hairy Bikers, and top hotels and restaurants like Four Seasons and L’Enclume.
You have probably by now detected another of Cristian’s great passions – food. He relishes the opportunity to photograph everything to do with it, from its preparation to its presentation, the people involved and the places in which it is served. Over the years, the skills Cristian has learnt in this specialist area, have transferred well to other subject matters, particularly when capturing the work of artists and craftspeople – another group of people who work creatively with their hands and who benefit greatly from Cristian’s special way of using lighting in his photographs.
Although much of Cristian’s work is on location, he does have a full-equipped studio, right by the train station in Shepreth. With beautiful north light and a large shooting area, it is great for full-length portraits, plus there is a kitchen – perfect for taking many more wonderful pictures of food.
Tel: 07771 608 277