My large photographic study of Cambridge College libraries aims to honour features that enable the dissemination and preservation of knowledge by highlighting the aesthetic environment in which books and documents are displayed and preserved. Ultimately, I aim to create a large monograph showcasing one library from each of the 31 Cambridge Colleges. Thus far, the following Colleges are included: Christ's, Churchill, Clare, Corpus Christi, Darwin, Emmanuel, Gonville & Caius, Homerton, Hughes Hall, Jesus, King's, Magdalene, Murray Edwards, Pembroke, Peterhouse, Queens', St Catharine's, St John's, and Trinity.
July Open Studios
Sara fully produces each image all the way from concept, to shooting, through to printing. Her current Libraries Series focuses on architectural details that enable the preservation and dissemination of knowledge, a sentiment repurposed from her first career as a lecturer and research scientist. Before coming to Cambridge at the end of 2016, Sara spent a lot of time traveling and living in the wide world, and honed her landscape photography skills in the wilds of Scotland. She also enjoys photographing the botanical world. Please visit her website www.sararawlinson.co.uk for many more images.
Illuminating Cambridge Libraries: Libraries are rooted in my mind as the perfect location for escapism and amusement within a calm and tranquil environment. My weekly visits to the library as a child, borrowing eight books at a time, created a sense of devotion so strong that I often today refer to libraries as 'houses of the holy'. Now grown up (mostly!), I turn to a photographic study of libraries to honour these memories and also to honour the many librarians in my family. My large photographic study of these Cambridge College libraries aims to honour features that enable this dissemination and preservation of knowledge by highlighting the aesthetic environment in which such books and documents are displayed and preserved. Rather than focusing on the knowledge contained within the volumes, I illuminate the aesthetic environment in which such books and documents are displayed and preserved.
Flora Series: I like to investigate the emotion and simplicity in the botanical world in a monochromatic textural macro style.