Not all those who wander are lost....
Hi there, my name’s Barnaby Jaco Skinner. I’m a working photographer and occasional artist, sometimes those lines get blurred. I’ve been lucky enough to work for a wide variety of photographic clients from international governments, national press associations, iNGOs, travelling dance troupes, international academia, embassies, and even the occasional wedding.
My humanitarian photography is straight forward with little flair, often opting to search for the voice of humanity in our global village. My wanderlust and HDR archives allow for a little more creative control, generally adding additional meaning through text and prose. Commercial used to pay the bills, and freelance is exactly that. These days I spend most of my time working in humanitarian and academia projects in eastern Africa to help visualise the incredible work they undertake to bring dignity to those most at risk. All humanitarian images on display are strictly copyright of individual iNGOs.
Previous photographic work has taken me from the British Isles to China, down to Hong Kong and South East Asia, over to central Europe, and now to Africa.
I’ve always viewed the world, and to a larger extent humanity, with equal amounts of wonder and terror. Dialling in to these extremes has helped me to view this world and all that goes on in it from a wide variety of perspectives and not least has humbled me in to rebalancing my own inherently privileged upbringing.
This virtual place is home to my Wanderlust archives, humanitarian work, and acts as a portal for business and freelance clients. My online galleries are designed to replicate the walls of a physical galleries – simple, white no-frills backdrops with text boxes and large images. The rest of this site evolves on a daily basis as and when I find inspiration.
To put a face to a name – here’s a few poorly captured selfies (Barnaby Skinner) whilst working in southern Ethiopia with a British NGO.