Photo credit Pat Flanagan

Barry’s creative background:

Trained as an interior designer, he designed houses, shop interiors, exhibition stands and fashion show productions, and worked as an art director before moving into fashion and advertising photography.

Barry’s creative work style:

Exposure to varied creative disciplines provides for excellent background knowledge informing his love of detail, and his ability to conceptualise the story-telling elements required when constructing his illustrations and images. Barry constantly strives to create images with emotional appeal.

Barry’s creative work experience:

His interest in photography started as an ad agency art director working with photographers. After leaving the ad agency, he built a successful fashion and advertising photography business working with major SA clients.

Represented by illustrators’ agency, Debut Art in London, he has worked with numerous international Creative Directors, and has honed his ability to understand the communication requirements of creating images.

Barry’s creative work, awards, and client list:

Barry has had 3 illustrated children’s books published (Simon & Schuster, NY and Milk & Cookies Press, NY), and has worked with major ad agencies from Moscow to Los Angeles, as well as numerous publishing clients (both magazines and books).
He has had solo exhibitions of his work, at Soho House Club (London), and in several South African art galleries.
Barry has also worked as Director of Photography and Production Design on a full-length feature film.

*1 “Loerie” award for photographic craft (South Africa)
*6 “Silver Quill” awards for photographic craft. (South Africa)
*Won the the South African section of the 2001 Hasselblad International Competition (South Africa)
*A gold and a silver “RX Club Award” (New York) for work done for Glaxo Smith Kline (Paling Walters)

BMW-Mini (UK), Pringles (USA), Budweiser (UK), Orangina (A.G. Barr) UK, BDH (Manchester), Ogilvy (South Africa, Moscow and UK), Old Navy (USA), Danone (USA), Skoda (Germany, Blumberry (Berlin), Microsoft (UK), Nestle/Nescafe (UK), Billington Cartmell (UK), Planters (Kraft Foods) USA, Mercedes Truck Division (UK), QBO BellPottinger (UK), SAAB (UK), Vauxhall (UK), Carlsberg (UK), Ola (Unilever SA), SONY Playstation, TBWA (London), Glaxo Smith Kline, Paling Walters Targis, Simon & Schuster (New York), Mens Fitness UK, The Knowledge (The Times), The Economist, Hodder Publishing (UK), Arizona Opera, Cleveland Opera, De Beers, Durex (SA), Jupiter Drawing Room (SA), Scholastic Books (Omnibus Australia), Scholastic Publishing (New York), Sun International, Nike (SA), Yamaha (SA), Specialty Stores (Miladys, Mr Price), Playtex, Gotcha, Wrangler, Huletts, Unilever, Yamaha, Ellese, Lee Jeans, Old Mutual, Belgotex, Frame Group (Consolidated Textiles), Smirnoff, Integer Home Loans, Puma, Bear Clothing, De Beers, Innoxa, House & Leisure, Fairlady, Huisgenoot & You, Cosmopolitan, amongst others.

Barry is deeply interested in animal welfare and biodiversity conservation concerns, and a percentage of proceeds of sales from all he does is donated to animal welfare.

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