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Symmetrical landscape – Robert Wilkinson, 2007

23 January 2009

This is part of a personal project that I started called ‘Sea & Symmetry’.

All the images in the series are taken along the South coast of the UK from Hastings to Hayling Island, the idea is based on flipping and image and mirroring it to its other half, but in every image there are items that are not symmetrical. Sometimes it is obvious such as colours or large objects, in others it may be much more subtle and requires quite a bit of looking to spot the difference. It can cause quite an interesting effect on the viewer as the brain finds symmetry pleasing but can be a little unsettling if the symmetry is slightly broken up.

A portfolio of ten of these images was entered into the Sony World Photographic Awards 2008 in the abstract section and made it through to the finals (out of 750000 images apparently!).

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Robert Wilkinson started as a full time professional photographer around sixteen years ago, shooting bridal fashion shoots for UK bridal magazines, this led to shooting adverts and brochures for some of the designers and companies such as Pronuptia. From there Rob got an agent who decided that a natural progression would be to shoot lingerie. This took him all over the world shooting lingerie for magazines and advertising clients.

Meanwhile, Rob was building a portfolio of portraits and started to pick up editorial commissions in this area. He has photographed many celebrity and Michelin starred chefs for magazines and this inevitably led to shooting food and drink plus interiors for hotels and restaurants. Most of his work now comes by word of mouth and Rob loves the way one job often leads to another in a completely different area presenting creative and technical challenges.

Robert feels lucky to have such a diverse range of clients, giving him the opportunity to shoot in all sorts of areas from portraiture (mainly editorial), lifestyle, food and drink, interiors, still life and a fair bit of fashion plus celebrity shoots for television programmes and magazines. Rob also shoots library material too. Current clients include Boots, Virgin, Publicis and Coca Cola to name a few.

Photographer since 1995, EPUK member since 2002.

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