Daniel Barter was born in London in 1983, where he has been living and working ever since. Having picked up a camera only a few years ago, he has rapidly progressed to become an accomplished photographer with work published by the Guardian, the Daily Mail, Time Out and Grazia among others. Working primarily with architecture and ruins of modernity, he has travelled the world in search of neglected and off-limits places to capture: from the exclusion zone around Chernobyl, the storm drains underneath London, to decaying asylums of America and decommissioned industrial spaces of Europe.
Having studied Museum Conservation at university, Daniel’s interest in heritage led to jobs working in historic houses with English Heritage. This passion for history saw itself manifested in projects focusing on nostalgia for ruins and the aesthetic qualities of decay. His exploration has led to two published books of work: ‘States of Decay’, documenting a five thousand mile journey visiting abandoned places across America; and ‘Chernobyl’s Atomic Legacy: 25 Years After Disaster’, focusing on the exclusion zone around Europe’s most infamous nuclear disaster. Both of which are available via Amazon.