Robert John Watson
Contemporary photographer, Manchester, UK
Cranes (Manchester) 2018.Ltd Edition Diasec Mounted Chromogenic Print
Edition Number 1 of 6
About the Artist
Robert John Watson. (b.1969) is a professional, award winning fine art photographer. His pictures range from subtle seascapes to vast industrial landscapes.
First using a Kodak Instamatic camera at the age of 5 in the early 70s, it is natural that he still has a preference for film photography. However the size of the film has grown to Large Format.
Winning Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival in 2017 and following that with a sell out show were that catalysts for Watson to turn professional. He exhibited successfully at Manchester Art Fair in 2019 where he met Ian Hay, owner and curator of Saul Hay Gallery.
2018 brought an invitation to hold a three month long solo exhibition at Manchester Central Library, one of Manchester's most iconic buildings. A show of this scale requires two years planning, shooting and production but little did anyone know what 2020 would bring.
The exhibition opened in August 2020 but the building was soon shut by lockdown rules.
Watson is holding another major solo exhibition at Manchester central Library from October to December 2023.
In 202, he has solo exhibitions confirmed for London and his hometown of Warrington.