Margate-based Max Barnett is an artist and photographer who’s popped up on our site a few times before, but never in his own spotlight. That’s because Max has been prolific in producing incredible content for many years now behind an array of different projects, such as magazine Pylot from 2014-2020. Just as he did in the magazine, Max is a photographer who continues to champion the analogue medium. Now, however, he’s experimenting with all sorts, including his old love of collage and image manipulation. “I still like the work to look realistic and textural, like a blending of the analogue and digital world,” he tells It’s Nice That.
As a creative always “spiralling off into constant tangents”, Max is on the lookout for new terrain to cover all the time. “If I were to think about the themes present in my work I would say there is a queerness,” he remarks. “Some of my work is loud and features movement, yet some quiet and contemplative, so I think my need for balance in life is reflected in my work.” You can see that in all of Max’s work, the balance between stillness and movement, between the silly and the serious. We’ll be eagerly awaiting to see what Max gets up to next.
Max Barnett: Juno (Copyright © Max Barnett, 2020)
About the Author
Joey is a freelance design, arts and culture writer based in London. They were part of the It’s Nice That team as editorial assistant in 2021, after graduating from King’s College, London. Previously, Joey worked as a writer for numerous fashion and art publications, such as HERO Magazine, Dazed, and Candy Transversal.