The ‚King Tides‘ occur when the Earth, moon and sun are aligned at perigee and perihelion.

Shown above is a small selection from David’s ongoing series, which comprises a combination of photographs, installation items and film-works.

A selection of stills/photographs of ‚King Tide / Brenin Llanw‚ will be showing in the Cynon Valley Museum & Gallery in Aberdare – right in the heart of the South Wales valleys.
Opening on September 17, 2012 at 2 pm.
(Bookmark the event on Facebook)

David Barnes is a Welsh photographer and film-maker based in Newport, with a diverse practice centred around a subjective experience of family and community.

With a core photographic approach augmented by installation and video, and often rooted in autobiography, the resultant body of work is an unhurried reflection on ‚home‘, a sense of place, and our own relationship to memory and history.

David has exhibited widely in the UK and Europe, his work is held in private and public collections including the Visual Arts archive of the National Library of Wales.

David has a background in editorial and commercial photography – he has been a regular contributor to the UK’s top magazines including the Guardian Weekend Magazine, Observer magazine, Financial Times Weekend magazine and Telegraph Saturday magazine since 1998, has worked in film and TV including producing and directing two documentary films and is a regular visiting lecturer in Documentary Photography at the University of Wales, Newport. He has also developed and directed collaborative community and school film and photography projects.

To see more of David’s work, please visit

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