Guy Sargent's photographs are often driven by an emotional response to the subject, whether it’s architecture, a portrait or an object found in a museum. Sometimes the approach is confrontational, in particular with architecture, sometimes he employs the role of a casual but incisive observer.
Taking photographs is a constant and rewarding pleasure, the chosen subjects are diverse and varied, often inspired by travel, always looking for a fresh view.
Landscape, in particular, the coastal landscape is a constant source of learning. Along the way, there are visits to museums, stately homes, cities, towns, and their streets. The busyness of cities and the tranquility of a remote landscape offer highly contrasting but equally revealing opportunities for image making.
There is a quiet stillness in much of his work, a distillation of visual imagery to give a simplified clarity to the photographs. If this is not sufficient then multiple images can be used to convey this.
The historic and contemporary worlds are equally represented.
On two occasions his work has been exhibited at the The Royal Academy of Arts - Summer exhibition (2009/2011). Also, the Association of Photographers (UK) Open awards exhibition (2011/2015).
His work has been published in several magazines; Ag photographic, Arquitectura Viva, Rooms magazine, Oh-Comely magazine etc. and has also featured on many photography/design online publications - FlakPhoto, But does it float, The Gorgeous Daily, I Still Shoot Film, With No Roof and others...
Many of the photographs shown here are available in larger or smaller sizes, please get in touch for further information.
Balcony in Fog, Venice exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts - Summer Exhibition 2009
Place des Heros 1, Arras exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts - Summer Exhibition 2011
The Association of Photographers (UK) Open Awards Exhibition
Fallen Horse - 2011
Porth Nanven (Full Moon/Sunset) - 2015
London Independent Photography "Annual Exhibition" 2011. Strand Gallery, London October 2011
Bedruthan Steps (Dawn I)
Bedruthan Steps (Dawn II)