David Barrett is a formally educated photographer who grew up alongside a skyline of shipbuilding cranes in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, his work is influenced by the British social documentary tradition to which he was exposed during his teenage years through exhibitions at the city's renowned Side Gallery. Local practitioners of this time such as Sirkka-Lissa Konttinen, Chris Killip & Jimmy Forsyth helped him see how his everyday environment looked when photographed.
David's recent work consists of self-directed projects that are characterised by social awareness, strong design skills and a acute visiual wit. !
With social media currently saturated with “me too” street photography, David's work shows that there is plenty of scope for innovative contemporary street photography.. ..
David is based in South West England , he can be contacted through his website ukstreet.photograph