Lin Holland and Jane Poulton
We worked with Barry during our time as artists-in-residence in the two cathedrals of Liverpool, when he documented our work, including two major installations in the Chapter House of Liverpool Cathedral and a further piece on the High Altar of the Metropolitan Cathedral. All three works presented technical challenges, including highly reflective surfaces such as glass, mirror and gold, as well as moving film footage. Other considerations included working within a confined space, with very strong ambient lighting and, of course, the particular sensitivity of the two venues. Despite these challenges, Barry's photographs captured the works in stunning detail. They conveyed a strong sense of their locations and, most importantly for us, the relevance of the work in relation to the site. Barry's photographs are both descriptive and evocative and have been used in publications, presentations and websites to great effect. It is rare to find a professional photographer with a combination of such technical excellence and creative sensitivity.
Richard Boardley, Secretary to the Foundation for Sport and the Arts
The quality of our annual report has always been of paramount importance to us, and the photography we use in it is key to that. For the last five years Barry has created images of the highest quality, reflecting the wide range of activities, indoor and outdoor, from all parts of the United Kingdom and in every sort of weather, and all done with great skill, care and humour!
I would have no hesitation in recommending his work.
Keith Barley, Barley Studios, York.
Barry initially worked with our studio in producing digital images from original 19th century sepia prints.
Since then we have worked with Barry photographing stained glass on location several times now and have found Barry to be an extremely skilled, talented and professional individual. His knowledge and experience have helped solve the many problematic issues related to the photography of stained glass.
Sourcing pictures for BBC Music magazine can often be a tricky process, we work to tight deadlines and there are no second chances. Barry helped us with some images he’d taken at short notice to accompany a feature we did on Professor Ian Tracey, organist at Liverpool Cathedral, some years ago. The images were of top quality and we found Barry to be efficient, professional and a pleasure to work with.
I would recommend Barry without hesitation.
Dav Ludford, Art Editor, BBC Music Magazine
I first hired Barry to work on the 2007 Foundation for Sports and the Arts Annual Report after working with him on a smaller project for Liverpool Cathedral. It was the way Barry interpreted a brief, making it his own and yet understanding what the designer needed from the pictures that attracted me to the way he went about his work. The pictures he supplied for the 2007 FSA Annual Report sealed it for me and we have worked on many projects since.