Lynne Bryant

Lynne Bryant, Co-founder of GSPA and Founder of The Architectural Photography Awards: Confession – Photography isn't my medium. I toyed with the idea of being an architect and soon realised that seven years and all the maths didn't suit my personality. I studied Fine Art and Printmaking – painting landscapes that were influenced by my home county of Lincolnshire. The land is flat and it's all sky. Making paint into atmosphere made JMW Turner an obvious early influence. That doesn't mean that I wasn't and am not interested in people and portraits. Akin to the landscapes, the influences in this genre have an element of isolation and contemplation. They are Holbein and Giacometti: Holbein's drawing is spare, so much is expressed by the pressure on each line, the other, Giacometti, is a cacophony of marks. It is difficult to choose a single image from each artist.

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