Toby Coulson captures people and places with exceptional, considered skill
- James Cartwright
- 1 May 2013
Photographer Toby Coulson was shortlisted for the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize while still a student at University College Falmouth, so it goes without saying that he’s really very good with a camera – but that’s probably disrespectful to the true extent of his talents. Aside from possessing an undeniable knack for using a lens, he’s also particularly gifted when it come to choosing an interesting subject.
Previous projects have seen him documenting the trials and tribulations of the people of Allaleigh in Devon – a village struggling with the demise of small-scale farming across the UK – forming a severe but beautiful picture of one of our country’s forgotten communities. But we’re suckers for a good portrait here so feast your eyes on Toby’s shots of competitors in animal shows. From pigeon enthusiasts and rabbit breeders to a selection of exceptionally proud cat lovers, Toby’s managed to capture them at the apex of concentration, lost in the severity of their grooming pursuits.
About the Author
James started out as an intern in 2011 and came back in summer of 2012 to work online and latterly as Print Editor, before leaving in May 2015.