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CAIRNS, Antony

2013-CAIRNS-portraitBorn in 1980 in London where he lives and works.


Antony Cairns has been taking photographs since the age of 15. A constant theme in his images has been the city of his birth. He has chosen his subject and is on a path to document his city, the place he calls home. A traditionally trained photographer who learnt his trade at the London College of Printing towards the end of the 1990s, his photographic practice has remained rooted in chemical-based techniques. Shooting almost exclusively on black & white film, he prints all his own work, often experimenting with forgotten or discarded methods, and frequently becoming engrossed with the process, its imperfections and oddities.


Antony Cairns presented his work at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2013: “LDN”




Portrait of Anthony Cairns : Kalev Erickson.